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Toji Temple

Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
+81 75-691-3325
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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds, 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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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Walking distance from the train station and what a place, temples, statues, gardens and of course the famous pagoda. Not very busy when we visited but there is a lot of space for people to spread out a bit. Wheelchair friendly to an extent but certainly possible to do a visit and not feel you missed out by being unable... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I must admit I visited this temple purely for the market! 21st of every month there is a huge flea market in the grounds of the temple which offers second hand clothing, food and Japanese goods. If you're after a kimono, this is the place to go. Second hand kimonos are sold in very good condition at extremely good prices.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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