The imposing tiers of Toji, a World Heritage Site and a symbol of Kyoto, rise grandly over its surrounding gardens. The five-tiered temple, first built in 796, belongs to the Shingon sect of Buddhism. With an impressive 54.8 m (179.8 ft) height, this structure remains the tallest wooden temple in Japan. Note that visitors can't actually enter the pagoda, a privilege reserved for only a few special visitors each year. You can plan Kyoto trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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We were lucky in that Toji temple was only a ten minute walk from our hotel. It was the first temple we visited in Kyoto and probably our favorite. There were amazing buildings, including a spectacula... more »
Il tempio è bello e merita una visita, inoltre periodicamente accanto si tiene un gradevole mercatino delle pulci, dove è possibile acquistare stampe, cimeli, vecchi kimono, yukata e molto altro. more »The temple is beautiful and worth a visit, and periodically next door there is a pleasant flea market, where you can buy prints, memorabilia, old kimonos, yukata and much more.
I visited this place in spring at night-time. The cherry blossom tree and the toji building looked amazing together. There are also a lot of places to look around. They light up the whole place during spring time. A lot of local people and tourist were here together. I recommend visiting this place during summer.
I went during the flea market day (21st of every month) and enjoyed it a lot. I can imagine it's serene every other day of the mo the, but today it was packed with people and interesting food, pottery, and antiques Pagoda is 800 yen to get into. Toji is free.
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