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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5.0a week ago

A stationery away from Kyoto station and about a 15-20 walk from there. The park is lovely even during winter and to see all the large Buddha statues is amazing. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it has the tallest pagoda in Japan.

4.02 weeks ago

Peaceful surroundings make for a nice experience. Lots of good photo opportunities but don't expect to spend too long there. Recommend getting the ticket that allows you to visit all the buildings within the site. Kanchi-in Temple that is included as part of this is well worth it.

5.02 months ago

At night just when autumn began, they had this light show highlighting the different colours of the leaves. It was mesmerising. The old architecture and the statues were also breathtaking.

5.02 months ago

Hands down, the temple of Toji is one of the most historically significant sites in japan. Dating from the early 9th century, it is a headquarters of the esoteric sect of shingon. the religious icons in display within the buildings and the buildings themselves are breathtaking. Toji also holds flea markets once a month that are definitely worth checking out.

4.03 months ago

There was a flea market when I got there, however it's raining and had a suitcase with me, made it hard to stroll around. Decided to skip the temple with a heavy heart. Still looks majestic from the outside.

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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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