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Toji Pagoda

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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
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Tallest pagoda in Japan

A bit out of the way, but really worth a visit. An ancient pagoda, the tallest one in Japan and two halls, both simple, but beautiful. Can be accessed by bus, but it can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A bit out of the way, but really worth a visit. An ancient pagoda, the tallest one in Japan and two halls, both simple, but beautiful. Can be accessed by bus, but it can be reached from the station on foot, too, it takes about 15 mins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The transitional market open 21st day every month. You can find many local goods, food materials and fruit, especially the antiques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visiting Toji is an easy walk from Kyoto Station. On any day, the grounds are beautiful and one can get a feel for this temple and the history of the area. For me, the best time to visit is when the "flea" market is going on. Just be ready to share the space with thousands of people. We went with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Mind blown. This is one temple a lot of people make "optional" in Kyoto. Dont miss it. A lot to see here. Dont miss some great photo-ops close to the 5-storey pagoda Keep an eye out for the old Japanese style bridge as well Take a bus to the temple - it seems close, but is a good 30 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Best to visit when not on a hot day so you can really enjoy the gardens and the buddha statues in the main houses. Huge buddha to contemplate and beautiful gardens. Shame you cannot go up the pagoda but it is a great venue to visit. Next door on a Sunday there is an antiques / bric a brac market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful temple (Unesco protected) with a 5 storied pagoda. A nice garden and beatiful images of Budda in his halls. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a fine piece of religious architecture site in a large area of gardens and on the 21st of every month there is a very antique type market held in the grounds which also includes and large range of eating stalls selling some excellent local and western food. It is also easy to reach, less than 30 minutes walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Toji boasts treasures of Buddha sculptures and frescoes, but personally I don't think they are extrodinary. The Saturday market in the temple may appear more interesting if you want to take a look at Kyoto folks' lives. you can buy snacks, flowers, necessities and hand-made articles and clothes. If lucky enough, before the market closes, you can get some kimono... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lesser known but near enough to walk from Kyoto station. Great gardens - which are the main attraction, with the obligatory large pagoda. Markets once a month which are worth visiting if you happen to be around. World Heritage listed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you're looking forward to going to Temples, then definitely go to this one. This has about 4 or 5 different sub temples with amazing sculptures and Statues to look at within the shrines. They aren't the normal Buddah Sculptures you see either, and you'll definitely remember going. After that you can go outside to view the rest of the... More 

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Staying in Southern Kyoto

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Southern Kyoto
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.