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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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It houses the famous pagoda, which although you cannot go in is a great sight to see. Also the temple and the grounds are very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Karmi'el, HaZafon, Israel
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Karmi'el, HaZafon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It houses the famous pagoda, which although you cannot go in is a great sight to see. Also the temple and the grounds are very interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

the flea market was huge! You could buy just about any item you could think of! We tried some local delicacies from the street food vendors. Toji temple, although grand and ostentatious, does not really do it for me like the big Buddha at Nara.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went on the patron saints anniversary date which is the 21st of every month. On this date the entire place becomes flee market. which is a bonus. You can buy authentic japanese kimonos at a fraction of the price and so many other things. We did all out shopping here. The gardens and the temple are beautiful and you... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of three temples we visited in Kyoto on our day trip. It was the most quiet of the three and you can get in to some of the main grounds for free and can see everything a casual visitor might want to see. You have to pay to go inside buildings, but not the museum. The day we went,... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Yeah, it's pretty tall, and it's old, but unless you are a history buff or really want to check the tallest wooden pagoda off your bucket list, you could miss this and not regret it. There's nothing especially unique about it otherwise. Also, the entrance fee is a little steep when compared with others in town that are only 200... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Features the tallest wooden building in Japan. The pagoda has burnt down several times but has never been felled by an earthquake. The pagoda and the several buildings that can be entered (some of which date back before Columbus' voyages to North America) feature several large Buddhas and other statues, as well as paintings several hundreds of years old.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was the first real temple we visited in Kyoto, it's beautifully large grounds with well maintained buildings with fascinating history. Nice start to the trip, I liked the tall pagoda best. Easy to spend the morning there! (No photos inside but outside is fine).

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Kobo-san flea market is held on the 21st of every month. You can find traditional crafts, 2nd hand kimono and ornament, food, plants and many more here. So much fun when the weather is nice;)

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A peaceful wide area, perfect for relaxation. A pagoda, other impressive buildings, nice ensemble of trees, flowing water, koys, grass, very beautiful sculptures inside the temple. Experiencing the sunset was overwhelming.

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Fort Hood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This temple was just the right size for a family. It was a nice temple in the middle of the town without too many steps for a stroller. The grounds are gorgeous! We went in the first of a few buildings on site. It was well done and quick. (You are not allowed to take pictures inside the buildings.)

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