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Toji Temple

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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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Toji Temple boasts of the Tallest Pagoda in Japan

The brilliant 5 storied Pagada, the Toji Temple ( Eastern Temple) stands majestically to a height of 57 meters. Toji Temple was built a little after the Kyoto became the Capital... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The brilliant 5 storied Pagada, the Toji Temple ( Eastern Temple) stands majestically to a height of 57 meters. Toji Temple was built a little after the Kyoto became the Capital of Japan. Kyoto still is the unmatched cultural capital of Japan. The large structure is magnificent, the woodwork quite perfect and amazing. A visitor gets transformed to a state... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lovely spot to absorb some Japanese history, we also loved the Antique Market which is on the first Sunday of every month

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Among the approximately fifty temples that I visited during our trip to Japan, this is one which touched me. The central hall has the old rustic spiritual feeling. The surrounding garden was full of autumn colours and the temple in the backdrop appeared stunning. I think it's a must visit while in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We planned our trip so that we could visit this flea market which is held on the 21st of each month and we were not disappointed. It was great opportunity to view a vast number of vendors on the temple grounds. No admission was charged (I believe that there is an admission fee on the days that there is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Easy to get to via bus. Must see in Kyoto. One of many places one should visit in Kyoto. Stop at the tourist information office for directions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On the other side of the railway but worth a visit. Great buildings and lovely setting of pools and gardens.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

There are 2 temples open for viewing in addition to the Toji temple. No photography within, but that is expected. At night they light up the Toji Temple and it makes for some pretty good views even from the street. Best part, very few tourists so I got to enjoy the gardens in peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

been there in 2007 It's a short walk from the station I was surprised as nothing was in English on the metro map . You have some buildings closed with gold statues inside . Beautiful pagoda

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Huge wooden structures, impressive collection of statues. The monthly market had great atmosphere, is down to earth, and if you don't come back to your hotel heavily loaded, you haven't got a shopping gene at all...!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Its not as popular as one would expect, whilst everyone was busy getting on buses to kinkakuji, I was the only one who got off the bus for the toji. It wasn't crowded I loved it. The site is small compared to some of the big names shrine but it's worth a look! With the beautiful autumn leaves and cool... More 

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