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Toji Temple

1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8473, Japan
+81 75-691-3325
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went to the Flea Market at Toji Temple which held on the 21st of every month which is pretty amazing. There are many store in the market, some merchandise and some selling second hand books, kimono and random stuff. There are also fresh food market in there and many food stall. It is a great place to experience the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited mid morning on Monday and were able to walk around at will, taking in the extensive gardens and contemplating inside the temple buildings, much more austere than others around Kyoto. The multi-storeyed tower is impressive, with many attractive curved and angled beams, visible throughout the garden, by the ponds and expanses of lotus plants. Much of the ground... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Toji is a fairly typical temple. It has a nice set of temple buildings as well as a great pagoda. The pagoda costs extra to get up close to, however. The main draw of Toji, in my opinion, is the flea market that takes place every month on the 21st. The shopping stands fill the majority of the temple grounds.... More

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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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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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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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