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Toji Temple

Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
+81 75-691-3325
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Toji is really nice complex of temples with a five-story pagoda. The gardens are - as almost everywhere in Japan - very beautiful full of sakuras, with lots of ponds full of fish - absolutely picturesque. It was chilly on the day we visited so it was not crowded at all. There is also a nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

5 story pagoda is very impressive, especially at this time of year with the park area covered in blooming cherry blossoms. The halls contain some interesting and impressive statues. Only 10 minutes walk from Kyoto train station, well worth the detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Worth while experience, make sure you are there by 1500 they close at 1600. To save time and money one can walk from Kyoto station, it is no more than a brisk 10 minute trek.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

One of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto. It is worth to visit it especially at the end of March during the cherry blossom!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very beautiful and much larger than I thought! In springtime with the Cherry blossom's the grounds are an absolute delight too. This is one of the cities sights that doesn't seem to get mobbed with foreign tourists. There was a few Japanese people, but not nearly as busy as everywhere else so far. Worth a trip.

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Kilburn United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The market on the 21st of every month is amazing. With the views of the pagoda and temples, you can get some authentic souvenirs for cheap and some good street food too.

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Zushi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I walked to Toji from Kyoto station. Its not close to anything else worth seeing, but its worth the sidetrip. The pagoda is fantastic and the statues inside the buildings are incredible. You feel the full weight of Kyoto history settle on your shoulders in the darkened halls, with statues of buddhas and demons looking on. I got goosebumps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Toji temple which nearby the Kyoto station. I visited there on Christmas, there were colored leaves a little bit still. There isn't school trip students on this season so I recommned to visit in Kkyoto. Feel cold but I like this season! Statues of Buddha arrange by mandala. Entrance fee is 400 yen, opne from 8:30am to 4:30pm until March.... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The highlight of the Toji temple complex is the 5-storey pagoda unfortunately, when we went there in the morning, the sun was directly against the pagoda and we could only take silhouette pictures. After a couple of shots, we decided to enter the temples on the complex only to be overwhelmed by the giant and well preserved Buddhist symbols inside.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This review is about the Toji Temple market, not the temple. On the 21st of each month there is a massive market with stalls in the temple grounds. It starts around 8am and finishes around 4pm, but some stalls pack up earlier. Do not miss this market for the experience and the range of goods. You will find antiques, a... More

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