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Toji Temple

1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8473, Japan
+81 75-691-3325
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Easily accessible - compact - inexpensive - brief and thorough. If you only have a little time to spend in Kyoto this is the place to enjoy some quiet time. The staff is helpful and will answer questions, the café is reasonable and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the grounds. The pagoda is striking... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Magnificent artefacts in grand buildings. Breathtaking statues amid parklands and an amazing 5 storey pagoda. Probably a highlight of the cultural aspects of Kyoto on our trip - well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The pagoda is the tallest in Japan and I found it really impressive. It also has a large cherry blossom but unfortunately they weren't in season when I went. But the pagoda is the main attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited 2 rooms and saw different statues of Bhuddas. The pagode was not open to the public but we believe that it was because we were too late there. However, the view is amazing and certainly worth a visit.

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Very cool place. The largest pagoda (tower) in Japan. Romantic place :) :)

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The best view for photos of this temple in my opinion is from the parking lot entrance. You can see the temple peaking over the trees and a horizon of blooming water lilies. Loved photographing this temple.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were lucky enough to arrive in Kyoto in time for the monthly temple market. Boy, was it good! The place is crammed with stalls selling all manner of things from prayer beads to great ceramics (I spent 10 days carefully transporting an indigo ceramic mug around the country), calligraphy brushes, food and the mother load of second hand kimonos.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Toji temple is one of Kyoto's many UNESCO world heritage sites, and it is just located a 15 minute walk of Kyoto Station, but it is silent and peaceful. The Kondo Hall, ,the temple's main hall and largest building, is the most attractive part of the temple. Although the original building wass destroyed by fire, the rebuild building still can... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited so many temples and they were all wonderful, but some of them just really stick with you. By the time we got to Toji, we had seen several and it took something special to knock us out. After a bit of a walk from Kyoto Station, we were already excited about seeing the Pagoda from the street. The... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Small temple complex that houses two huge wooden buildings. Inside there are some beautiful Buddha carvings. They are quite different to other Buddhas in the rest of Asia. The smell of the wood was wonderful as you walked around the darkens wooden hall. Outside there is a lovely pagoda said to be the tallest in Kyoto. However, another temple complex... More

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