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Toji Pagoda

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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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Very pretty place and worth a visit

Visited late in the afternoon just before closing and got some beautiful photos of the pagoda surrounded by autumn foliage.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Visited late in the afternoon just before closing and got some beautiful photos of the pagoda surrounded by autumn foliage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

One prominent building you can see at JR Kyoto Station upon arrival by Shinkansen is the five-storied pagoda of the Toji Temple. Amongst the many five-storied pagodas at temples in Japan, this one is the tallest (54.8 meters or 160 feet). The To-ji or the "East Temple" is a nickname given to the Kyoo-gokoku-ji Temple founded at the end of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Toji Pagoda in Kyoto represents the stereotypical representation of Japan as a land of ancient Buddhist temples with excellent architecture. The grounds are spotless and great for picnicking!

Leesvillle, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This pagoda is the essence of Japan. Beautiful, articulate, and massive tower that can be seen while passing by on the bullet trains. Not only do you get to admire the architecture of the pagoda, but also the koi ponds and gardens that encompass your pathways. This was one of my favorite landmarks in Japan. Lovely attraction and easy to... More 

Anyang, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This Buddha temple is very old and made of wood. Around the temple there is a 5 story pagoda which is made of wood, it is not allowed to go into the temple everyday. Only few days in a year, they may allow tourists to go into the 5 story pagoda. You can go into the Buddha temple and pray... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Ancient temple that local people are very fond of. The monthly 21st market is one thing you cannot miss. You can browse a lot of things very interesting to foreigners and even local people. Worth spending a whole morning here and enjoy the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The garden in front of the pagoda is beautiful, with a little pond and some rocks in the water to get to the center. I was there on a drizzly day, but even that was OK. The pagoda itself is pretty and the shrines in the complex are free to visit. Overall totally worth a drop-in. The temple also hosts... More 

Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Toji Temple and the surrounding grounds are a wonderful place to visit and take photos. Once a month it also hosts a flea market, which is worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

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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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.