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Awesome Autumn Leaves Light-up

It was because of the Autumn Leaves Light-up that we went to Toji. Although it was raining in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Meow T
Hong Kong, China
Great views, night autumn viewing really worth it!

Came because of a poster we saw outside a restaurant, Turned out to be quite stunning. The fee is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was because of the Autumn Leaves Light-up that we went to Toji. Although it was raining in the evening, there were still a lot of people in Toji. The scene were magnificent with the red leaves and coloured light. Fortunately the rain stopped at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came because of a poster we saw outside a restaurant, Turned out to be quite stunning. The fee is slightly expensive, for 1000 yen per person. It was definitely great value. The wonderful pagoda and the amazing coloured trees were lit. To add on, their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

near Kyoto Station, and I'd read about it and it was on my list of to-visit places. I'd also seen its five-tiered pagoda when walking in the city to Kyoto Station. Free admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are here for the light up as this temple is close to Kyoto Station where we have dinner. The temple starts admission from 6:30 pm as it goes dark very early this time of the year. The pagoda and the pond are very beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank irisktto
Reviewed November 8, 2018

When in Kyoto I never miss a chance to visit Toji when a flea market is scheduled. It's a splendid setting, a World Heritage Site, including an impressive pagoda and a beautiful temple complex.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dianne V
Reviewed November 1, 2018

It was on the list of things to do but does not compare with Nanzenji or some of the other fantastic temples we saw during our trip. I would not travel just for this unless I was on a tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Temple was closed for repair and renovation . May be it was affected by Jebi Typhoon Outside gate was huge.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Although the grounds are quite large, and some parts are pretty enough, on the whole I'd say that this should be a low priority among the many other temples of Kyoto. The reason is that the buildings are less stunning here, even if they are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful way to spend a few quiet hours in Kyoto. We stopped here on our last visit before heading to the airport and regretted that we didn't have more time to explore. The grounds are magnificent and the temple halls are awe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vikerri
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Easy to find at the back of the large Kyoto station. You have to pay a small amount to get into the park of the temple and to get close to it but it is worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 25, 2018|
Response from SeiichiY20 | Reviewed this property |
Well I really don't know much about flea market days in Kyoto except every 21st day of each month at Toji Temple site. My suggestion to you is make sure to go to Kyoto Tourist Information desk at Kyoto Station 2nd floor... More
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Vivien D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You have access to a lot of the grounds for free. It is worthwhile going on the 21st of every month for the large local market. It is very interesting interacting with the locals in a local environment. Summer is also... More
Betty K
May 30, 2017|
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Response from lovetheunexpected | Reviewed this property |
Hi we didn't manage to tour because we arrived too late for it to worth our while, so bear in mind that it closes at 16.30