Toji Temple

Sightseeing information about Toji Temple in Japan.


World Heritage: Toji Temple4.5

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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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5.02 weeks ago

I visited this place in spring at night-time. The cherry blossom tree and the toji building looked amazing together. There are also a lot of places to look around. They light up the whole place during spring time. A lot of local people and tourist were here together. I recommend visiting this place during summer.

5.04 weeks ago

I went during the flea market day (21st of every month) and enjoyed it a lot. I can imagine it's serene every other day of the mo the, but today it was packed with people and interesting food, pottery, and antiques
Pagoda is 800 yen to get into. Toji is free.

4.0a month ago

If you have a certain expertise with your camera, you must come here during autumn or spring. If not, I suggest to give up since the rude people and the infinite lines make visiting it a really challenge and you might be better off with a postcard. Beautiful, but 4 stars since they seem to just to care about making more money rather having a more enjoyable experience.

5.02 months ago

A nice place to visit if you are interested in heritage and Japanese Buddhist culture! The temple, the statue and decoration inside are really breathtaking and presenting a solemn atmosphere. Please be reminded that photo taking inside the temple and houses are not allowed :)

5.02 months ago

An absolutely breathtaking place, the beauty of the trees and serene setting is stunning. The buddha temple brings you back directly to ancient times. A must visit especially at night

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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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