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

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.

5.0in the last week

Toji temple is one of the beautiful shrines in Kyoto. It is pretty historic as well. It is walking distance from Kyoto station. It is beautifully lit in the night as well giving one the opportunity to enjoy a visit during the day and night. During the day there are lot of stalls as well.

5.0in the last week

During my trip to Kyoto in middle of April, I visited here on evening 6h30 pm to see night cherry blossoms.
It was breathtaking experience... The cherry blossoms and architecture are so beautiful!
I paid 500 yen to enter this temple and this night entering is limited only cherry blossoms season roughly around middle of April in every year.

5.0a week ago

It is a very beautiful temple. Old and charismatic temple. Not crowded, so you can freely take your time to stroll a beautiful well maintained garden. I really love this place.

5.0a week ago

Such a beautiful temple. I visited night time. Cherry blossoms and nigh light were making great contrast. If you have chance, you should definitely visit temple at night time.

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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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