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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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UNESCO site, Go for the culture and architure

It was hot and humid even in May. Will be much more enjoyable if we have gone earlier in the year or in the fall. Large school crowds for cultural studies, hurried in and out was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was hot and humid even in May. Will be much more enjoyable if we have gone earlier in the year or in the fall. Large school crowds for cultural studies, hurried in and out was a negative.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Really loved the landscaping and layout of this temple. The ponds are beautifully landscaped with layers of plants that offered different textures and subtle colors. The openness of the grounds gives peace and serenity. Liked Toji much better than some of the more popular ones.

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Quebec City, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A very nice park and Temple . Fill with flower a real park and that little lake with bridge is just wow in the middle of the city

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great timber place, one of the ancient ones that must be seen to believe. Beautiful gardens as well. Easily accessible by bus from Kyoto, or just walk.

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Denville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A beautiful temple and garden complex. You can walk around the perimeter for free but I suggest you go early and pay the fee to access all the buildings. The gardens were not in bloom but I would believe they are typical Japanese gardens that are beautiful when they are in bloom.

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This temple is large and only a short 5 to 7 minutes easy walk from the hotel. You can access most of the grounds for free. The temple area is open during the day and then again during the night for the lighting of the cherry blossoms.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like the delicate and decorative characteristics of Japanese culture, you may like the Kinkaku-ji better. Toji temple is completely different. It is more on the solemn and vast side in aesthetics, with a hint of mysticism. Three main worship halls align neatly on the middle axis on a vast ground lined with big trees, including a gigantic cherry... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

if you are in kyoto on the day this market operates, it is well worth a visit. lots of food and craft stalls as well as fresh local produce. popular with both locals and tourists, it was very crowded

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a temple with vast grounds. The signature pagoda has been in various TV dramas. It has been said one could see this pagoda when the bullet train pulls into the Kyoto station. The lecture hall and the museum each charges 500 yen admission fee. If you visit during cherry blossom time, the evening light up event is very... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Toji Temple is just a 10-minute walk south-west of JR Kyoto Station or a three-minute-walk from Kintetsu Toji Station. It is an impressive wooden structure with one of the rare five-storied pagodas in Japan. When we visited the temple there was a fleemarket held in the temple grounds which was most interesting as it had lots of Japanese knickknacks on... More 

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