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Toji

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check up when the temple markets are on. You'll find a wealth of antiques, ceramics, clothes, food and other stuff to entice you.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Samiolne
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

If you want to buy authentic Japanese goods, souvenirs, kimonos and knives visit this place on 21st of every month, make sure you arrive in the morning bcoz the market closes by 4. The market is organised on the Toji temple grounds and you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank mikhilmikhil
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The gardens are really beautiful in autumn with the red momiji, and peaceful to walk through. I had heard about the pagoda's unique earthquake-resistant structure and therefore it was cool to look at it up close. I appreciated learning a bit about Shingon Buddhism and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We have had no plan to go there if we did not see the iconic pagoda from the viewing deck of Kyoto Railway Museum. Here we go.... Without much expectation, Toji did surprised me with its zen feeling. The main door nearest to the pagoda...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meow323
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
Thank Meow T
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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 December 4, 2018

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
1  Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed November 30, 2018

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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Paul M
January 25, 2018|
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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
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YourWorldTraveller
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
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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
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