Toji Temple

Sightseeing information about Toji Temple in Japan.


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Toji Temple was erected in the late 8th century as a guardian temple of the state when the emperor's palace was moved from Nara to Kyoto. This temple is best known for its 55m five-story pagoda, the highest of its kind in Japan and an iconic landmark in central Kyoto.

A popular flea market (Kobo-san) is held on the 21 of every month, attracting a multitude of locals and tourists. It is a 15-minute walk southwest of Kyoto Station.

Purposecouple,elderly,world heritage,family,knows a lot about Japan,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing,shopping
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 35km) Google Transit

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5.03 weeks ago

A beautiful and peaceful temple to visit. Beautiful flowers and pond. Lots of natural seats and benches about to allow for peaceful quiet introspection. Not a lot of tourists running about. There was an artist gallery when we visited. The two main halls have wooden statues of Buddha and other deities. At 5 platforms, the pagoda is the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan.

5.0a month ago

It’s amazing to find such beauty in the middle of the city. We stopped here before heading out of Kyoto because our hotel was right down the street. We were happy to find a beautiful pagoda and a stunning garden. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re not trying to make the trek out to the golden temple. Kept it local. The fee is 800 yen and you can’t go wrong. Would recommend to anyone.

5.03 months ago

Full blossom now. If you have enough time, visit Toji in both morning and night to experience different views of cherry blossom. They have both white and pink flowers. Night view is amazing and must see. Water reflection is pretty. If you are lucky, you can see the bird catching fish along the river side. City buses 207, 18 and 71 all stop in front of Toji. Entrance fee is 500 yen per person.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful at night. Must see. However, facility is closed so you can't get close enough to see the entire temple. Photo ops from the perimeter are still nice. Posting some I snapped on my phone.

4.0in the last week

I missed the night Sakura season - sure will visit again. I visited at late afternoon hours - not a lot of people. A good place to relax and feel peace.

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Toji Temple is situated 30 minutes away by train from my house. It has very beautiful five-storied Pagoda. This temple was donated to Kukai by Emperor Saga. I see this temple every time I go to Kyoto.

Toji Temple is situated 30 minutes away by train from my house. It has very beautiful five-storied Pagoda. This temple was donated to Kukai by Emperor Saga. I see this temple every time I go to Kyoto.

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Cathy again. As I made a big mistake, I visited Toji on May 15th, 2014. However, I was locked out as I reached the temple after 5 in the afternoon, so I took pictures from the overpass near the temple. Five story pagoda is beautiful wi...

Cathy again. As I made a big mistake, I visited Toji on May 15th, 2014. However, I was locked out as I reached the temple after 5 in the afternoon, so I took pictures from the overpass near the temple. Five story pagoda is beautiful with young leaves in May. I will go there earlier next time. You too be careful! Reach there before 5 in the afternoon!!

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Sorry, but I made a mistake. The last one is about Todaiji temple in Nara, not for Toji. Sorry!!

Sorry, but I made a mistake. The last one is about Todaiji temple in Nara, not for Toji. Sorry!!

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Nara used to be the capital of Japan and has lots of old temples and shrines . Among them, Todaiji temple is the most impressive because it has a huge image of Buddha. You can't miss it when you are in Kansai area. You can enjoy fee...

Nara used to be the capital of Japan and has lots of old temples and shrines . Among them, Todaiji temple is the most impressive because it has a huge image of Buddha. You can't miss it when you are in Kansai area. You can enjoy feeding deer wandering here and there; over 1000 deer are counted now.
They are really tamed and friendly.

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