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Tōji-in Temple, Kyoto

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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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  • Toji-in Temple is maybe not as famous as Kinkakuji or Kiyomizudera. But in my opinion it is even more charming. As I visited in the morning, there are few tourists and I enjoyed the serenity of garden...  read more »
  • This is one of the oldest temples in Kyoto (founded at the end of the eighth century and went largely destroyed during the riots in the 15th century), although what we see today dates back to a reconstruction in the mid 1600 's. To dwell on the beautiful sculptures of the reading-room and on those of the Kondo Hall. In the garden you will see the five-story pagoda, the tallest in Japan. Not far from Kyoto station is a place almost ignored by tourists, wrongly. Open from 8.30 to 16.30 with admission 500 YEN. Don't miss.
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  • The immaculate gardens of Tojo in reveal the great skill and experience of Japanese Gardeners that lift gardening to an art form. You easily spend 3 hours contemplating the pond, bridges and planting,...  read more »
  • 隠れ家的寛ぎスペース。
  • By the Muromachi Shogun, Ashikaga takauji, was built in the early 14th century. From the station, with train a little walk about 10 minutes. Temple sits down, Ritsumeikan University was the family Temple of the Muromachi shogunate. The garden was built at that time landscaping charisma? Musō Soseki (also called dream window plummeted, tenryuji Temple, Temple, such as the garden building) was and that is was, but seems doubtful part. Repair is made before World War II was rough since the fire of Edo after twists and turns, but regained his sight. Hojo is only 17, other buildings do not compound class from Myoshin-ji Temple was moved to the beginning of the century. The wooden statue of the Ashikaga shoguns from generation to generation. Statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Are relatively empty. For viewing it.
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  • It is recommended, in less people here, but there are a few popular temples and shrines nearby. Our green tea while watching the garden and ask and goodness of Kyoto.
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  • There is nokyo-Sho, handwritten, not to stamp. It is a courtyard with a good atmosphere.
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  • Temple of love from the student. I have always disturb you will.
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