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Toji-in Temple

#133 of 916 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 63 Kitamachi Tojiin Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8346, Kyoto Prefecture
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This guardian temple of Kyoto was constructed in 794 and his home to the...

This guardian temple of Kyoto was constructed in 794 and his home to the tallest pagoda in Japan.

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Very beautiful temple, it's one of the tallest in Kyoto, nice to spend short walk in there, easy to find after came out the subway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is surrounded in a beautiful garden and we were fascinated with The secret and mystic atmosphere which fulfilled the air. What a beautiful masterpiece of Japanese sacral architecture set into e well kept and beautiful garden with all sorts of flower arrangements and little ponds. And bridges And bushes fully in bloom- a scenery almost like in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is much less touristic than Kinkakuji or Ginkakuji but I absolutely loved it here. When we arrived were just the three of us. You actually can go into the temple and feel the temple. Garden is a piece of paradise on earth

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful temple, it's one of the tallest in Kyoto, nice to spend short walk in there, easy to find after came out the subway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you happen to be in or around Kyoto city on the 21st of each month, take a short train trip to Toji and visit the temple. It is flea market day on the 21st and although it is really busy it is very exciting and well worth a stroll. We visited when it was raining but this still did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Well, this is one very beautiful garden in Kyoto, which is located near the Ritsumeikan University. I am sure you will not regret a visit. Its location is a bit far from the main line, but side by side with the University.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Behind the very usual entrance there is a gorgeous garden - which I didn't expect it all, its quite big and walking around reveals more and more sides to it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent some two hours trying to find the shrine on the photo, only to find out that we should've been looking for T?-ji (and not Tojin) close to the Kyoto railway station instead.

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.