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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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On 21st of Each Month for Temple Sale

We lived in the Kansai area (Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto) and visited Kyoto from our home near Kobe around once a month. Every 21st of the month, there is the so-called Kobo-San no Ichi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in the Kansai area (Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto) and visited Kyoto from our home near Kobe around once a month. Every 21st of the month, there is the so-called Kobo-San no Ichi (the market of Master Kobo, which is another name for Kukai, the founder of the temple). This is one of the best temple sales in Japan, and... More 

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Albières, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very old and huge temple, even by Japanese standards. Its localization not far from Kyoto station makes it an easy place to visit.

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Mackay, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look for 800yen per person after seeing Golden a Temple beforehand at 400yen from memory left me a little underwhelmed. It was 4pm so no crowd which was great but to be honest it just didn't do it for me - great photos with no crowd but many better temples throughout Kyoto other than Toji...

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Toji temple is 15-18 mins walk from our hotel/ train station. The gardens and temples have been well-kept. There's something about Japanese gardens and temples that calm you. Would have been more helpful if there were English translations of the history of the various smaller temples and a description of what rituals we can follow inside the temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flea market takes place here on the 21st of every month - best shopping here - everything from Japanese clothes to antiques and handicrafts. Shopkeepers do expect you to bargain a bit and most accept cash only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea that pretty much just around the corner from our accommodation was such a gem. The funny thing about Kyoto is that in the middle of the hustle & bustle of the city you find a wall...and on the other side of the wall is a temple or shrine in magnificent grounds & total tranquility. The buildings... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with my girlfriend. You'll find a pagoda, smaller temples / shrines with some art. All in all a nice visit. Toji is close to the center of Kyoto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have a bit of mixed feelings about this temple. It's very small and quite, with very few tourists visiting which makes it for a zen experience. However, for little to see it also charges the same price as the rest of the big temples in Kyoto. Overall, I'm glad we went as they have a nice viewing area where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I happened to be looking through my guide book and came across this temple. Beautiful place to visit. I got there by 10:30 and the tour buses had not arrived yet. The 20 of October also happened to be one of the free days for entrance. You still have to pay to see the pagoda, not inside but outside. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a world heritage temple that you could have a quiet and relaxing atmostphere Therefore you could take a lot of nice pictures. There are a big main temple and a few sub temple with a very high 5 stages pagoda.Ii is very easy to find,about 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station on flat surface.

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.