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Toji Temple

Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
+81 75-691-3325
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Toji Temple in Kyoto is very beautiful temple. The entrance fee is reasonable and good place for people who like Ancient Japan history.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The temple is situated in beautiful gardens and I spent a lot of time photographing lotus flowers in bloom. The temple itself is an impressive structure and is framed beautifully for photos from different angles. Although photos are not allowed of the Buddhas in the halls, they are quite amazing and shouldn't be overlooked. We had a guide so he... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Kyoto is a beautiful and scenic city with a multitude of temples, shrines, and natural wonders. However, many of them are overrun with tourists and the ubiquitous trinket dealers. Toji Temple, on the other hand, is a beautiful and peaceful place and is not touristy in the least. The two main temples on the site seem massive and are made... More

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Bern
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

At each 21st of the month the Toji Temple is the place to be if you are searching for japanese items, like kakejiku, knifes, and antik or old stuff. No worry about finding a place to eat, the market is full of fines to eat

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We arrived there about 30-40 minutes to closing time. The staff were nice enough to let us in after informing us of the closing time which they strictly follow. They did not charge us entrance fee anymore. Sadly, we did not get to see the temples inside. However, seeing the five-story pagoda (which is the tallest in Japan as per... More

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nice tower but other temples have similar structures. Don't worry if you miss this place on a day trip

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Poway, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Toji Temple is not on the regular route for tour buses. As a result, the crowds are much smaller. Although it is a bit out of the way, we were able to walk there easily. It is well-worth the visit! The temple is rich with history and tradition, and has an outstanding treasure house nearby. The two temple halls feature... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

There is something spiritual about the place. The pagoda is jaw-dropping!!! The real beauty of the place however lies inside the temples adorned with relics of ginormous Buddha statues, which were considered national treasures by Japan. The best time to enjoy this place is during sakura season.

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New Delhi
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Toji temple was founded in 796, only three Buddha temples were allowed in the city in that period. Tō-ji and Sai-ji were built at the southern edge of the capital, in the Heian period. Sai-ji disappeared in the 16th century. Chinese influence can be seen in the 21 statues. In the campus, there is a also a tall 5 storied,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Not a lot of pepole go on this temple. A pity, really close to kyoto station, very impressive statues in the halls, a very beautiful pagoda and the cherry blossoms were at its peak! Really loved it

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