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Toji, Kyoto

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Religious Site
The imposing tiers of Toji, a World Heritage Site and a symbol of Kyoto, rise grandly over its surrounding gardens. The five-tiered temple, first built in 796, belongs to the Shingon sect of Buddhism. With an impressive 54.8 m (179.8 ft) height, this structure remains the tallest wooden temple in Japan. Note that visitors can't actually enter the pagoda, a privilege reserved for only a few special visitors each year. Plan to visit Toji during your Kyoto vacation using our convenient Kyoto trip itinerary maker.
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  • With overcast skies, but I watched player's views of the beautiful weeping cherry tree and Temple. Could not go on during this season, so to see her again good.
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  • On 4/8 on tour from 17:15 Charter, we visit. Rained, but Fuji cherry trees, cherry blossoms are in full bloom almost, very good tour without crowding in. Painting was feeling came to cherry blossoms in the evening, is illuminated by more than 18:00. Also seated Yakushi Nyorai, Vairocana Buddha, bodhisattva, slowly you can visit was full of satisfaction.
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  • After work watching the cherry blossoms in full bloom in the back! Nearly 200 cherry trees located near the five-story pagoda, the scenery is very queer"was. Good arrangement of cherry blossoms, or felt more number of cherry trees. It seems few Center from Temple helped Kyoto during the Heian period, in much the same place.
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  • Really nice place. Maybe not totally must see but if you have little free time it's worth
  • I love this temple. 600 yen to get in and so worth it. Besides the beautiful scenes, pagoda and ponds, it holds old beautifully carved statues of Buddha inside the two main buildings. Note that you can not enter the pagoda.
  • Really good place to seeing buddha status i have never seen that kind of status. Really sad about forbidden taking pictures.
  • I visited this temple when I studied abroad in 2010, and is beauty has stayed with me. Now that I am back in Japan I will definitely return. I was able to go when the pagoda was open briefly, so I had the chance to see the beautiful inside pagoda art. Truly a breath taking experience.
  • Very wide temple. A must on kn kyoto.