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Tōji-in Temple, Kyoto

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Tōji-in Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan. It once had a partner, Sai-ji and, together, they stood alongside the Rashomon, gate to the Heian capital. It was formally known as which indicates that it previously functioned as a temple providing protection for the nation. Tō-ji is located in Minami-ku near the intersection of Ōmiya Street and Kujō Street, southwest of Kyoto Station.Tō-ji was founded in the early Heian period. The temple dates from 796, two years after the capital moved to Heian-kyō. Together with its partner Sai-ji, and the temple Shingon-in, it was one of only three Buddhist temples allowed in the capital at the time, and is the only of the three to survive to the present.Tō-ji is often associated with Kōbō Daishi . Though Tō-ji began to decline in the end of Heian period, it came back into the spotlight with the rise of Daishi Shinko in Kamakura period. The well-known Buddhist priest was put in charge of Tō-ji in 823 by order of Emperor Saga. The temple's principal image is of Yakushi Nyorai, the Medicine Buddha. Many religious services for Daishi are held in, the residence of Kōbō Daishi.
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  • Once a month, a massive flea market appears outside the temple (on 21st). You get all sorts of things like kimonos, food, bamboo products, japanese household items, etc...I bought a quality kimono and...  more »
  • The temple location is not so far from Kyoto station, it is only 10 minutes to go to. The temple is average size and there is a pagoda in the corner of the beautiful garden and park. Many beautiful sp...  more »
  • One way of knowing the culture, the beliefs and the soul of the Japanese town, is the highest wood construction of Japan, the dwelling of the four Buddhas . . .  more »
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  • A very worthwhile temple to visit if Kinkaku-ji and Ryoan-ji prove too crowded. It has a very intricate and compact stroll garden as well as a dry landscape garden. Founded by the Ashikaga shogunate, it has a small hall with statues of all of the rulers. Almost completely ignored by tourists, you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere even though the surrounding area is unremarkable and the neighboring university buildings intrude a bit.
  • Very beautiful and cozy Japanese garden. There's located little far away from the central Kyoto and difficult to get there.
  • Tōji-in is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Tenryū sect located in Kita Ward, Kyoto, Japan, and one of two funeral temples (bodaiji) dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji, first shogun of the Ashikaga dynasty. Its main object of worship is Shakyamuni. ( TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • Was exposing its neck in Kyoto Sanjo, plunder the wooden statue of the third body of yoshiakira, Yoshimitsu Ashikaga takauji feudal Matsuyama was assembled in Kyoto in the Edo period, the total number of people who lay in the hospital, have an affair (with 2/23/1863). Tout Joi was growing at the time (sonnnou joui) than ("ishin SHIRYO") that had caught her movement, and opened the Muromachi shogunate far 500 years ago people, condemns the doll (wooden) and appeal to public opinion. Touji Academy is located at the foot of Mt. kinugasa Zen Buddhist temple. Also called hospital, with Ashikaga takauji's mantra (Hogo) (posthumous). Located in historic has celebrates a funeral as the family Temple of the Ashikaga family history from the time of the first Shogun. Reportedly made him dream window garden is a treasure box pagodas of takauji (houkyou demanding, grave) often arranged in the Middle, balanced pond, rockery, seasonal greenery and landscape. Can be changed into Sandals provided worshippers remove their shoes at the reception, visited the Temple in the wandering in the garden. Wooden tout, et al, then repaired and is now enshrined in the temple (jokanji). Never again will be the tool of political strife. It's with the shoguns'd watched the city of Kyoto.
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  • Go on a junior high school trip is much fans of this temple. Green tea while enjoying wonderful garden is the best. There is getting to be quite famous in recent years for people to many got to see, but it is still off the beaten path.
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