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1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-691-3325
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1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-691-3325
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't manage to visit the temple properly because we arrived too late to make it worthwhile, it closes at 16.30 & we arrives at 4pm. We needed help to find it because it's entrance is behind another temple, luckily a local schoolboyoffered his help...More

Thank lovetheunexpected
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The East Temple and Pagoda are quite ancient although originals destroyed by fire. It's a short walk from Kyoto Station. The Flea Market on 21st of each month provides trash and treasures and simple street food.

1  Thank beachsideguy99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the 5-Story pagoda is one of the icon for this temple. there are two halls most definitely must visit, Kondo & Miedo. both halls displayed status will not disappoint any of the Buddhists.

Thank tsai95862016
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Especially during sakura season, this place is a must to visit. It is absolutely covered in cherry blossom and is a photographers' dream. The large wooden pagoda, the 2 shrines with Buddhist statues (no photo's here !) and the huge supported cherry tree are a...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The symbol of Kyoto, the 5 tier pagoda, is found here. The entry price is a little more than other places, and the grounds are not as extensive or landscaped, but it is a significant sight. The two halls with Buddha images are magnificent.

Thank billthoo
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This temple includes a pagoda that is several stories high. It is quite photogenic, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The temple itself was only moderately interesting (nothing particularly unique about it), but the grounds were enjoyable.

Thank seawolf42
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were lucky to be in Kyoto and staying opposite Toji during their once a month market (21st of each month). The whole place basically turns into one big market. It was an excellent to experience the market itself and have heard it could be...More

Thank Teckkly
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on the 21st of the month which is when the once per month market is on. Great stalls with many hand crafted objects, well worth a visit on the 21st! You pay a 500¥ entry fee to get close to the Toji temple &...More

Thank p123traveller
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The pagoda is perhaps the main attraction here, it's the tallest pagoda in Japan. There also used to be another sister pagoda on the other side of the city, but that sadly fell long ago, making this the last of the two. On the site...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Must go to see the night cherry blossom. The temple location is not far from the Kyoto Station. Better take taxi to go (the fare is less than 1000 Yen) to save some walking. Can walk back to the Kyoto Station after visit (about 15...More

Thank Ping Ying L
Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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Betty K
What is a sufficient time needed to tour Toji in order to take pictures. I don't want to rush, but I don't want to be too slow either.
30 May 2017|
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Response from brad W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with 2-2.5hrs, as others have advised, for pictures. That said, if you can be there on the 21st of the month, DO IT: the Toji flea market is Centuries old and VERY Japanese;you'll soak up local culture, flavor, and... More
ange t
Where can we get the best views of the temple from afar that everyone takes photos of?
30 November 2016|
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Response from mabei0123 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to visit the Toji temple, not only to take the photo of its tallest five-storied Pagoda in Kyoto, but also to enjoy its wonderful arts of Buddhism Statues. In the Kondo(Main Hall), stands the Yakushi Nyorai, the... More