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Toji-in Temple

63 Kitamachi Tojiin Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8346, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-461-5786
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Charming temple

This temple is near the main railway station and is about a 15 minute walk. It is charming and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
Peaceful setting and easy to get to

The Tō-ji is a Buddhist temple, famous for it's tall pagoda. Standing at 55 meters tall, the wooden... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
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This guardian temple of Kyoto was constructed in 794 and his home to the tallest pagoda in Japan.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good53%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (2 reviews)
“garden” (7 reviews)
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63 Kitamachi Tojiin Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8346, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-461-5786
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is near the main railway station and is about a 15 minute walk. It is charming and easily seen from the street. A nice place.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Tō-ji is a Buddhist temple, famous for it's tall pagoda. Standing at 55 meters tall, the wooden tower is the tallest in Japan. It is a five story pagoda that dates back from 826 although it was rebuilt in 1644. It is considered as...More

Thank PlanetAirlines
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Once a month, a massive flea market appears outside the temple (on 21st). You get all sorts of things like kimonos, food, bamboo products, japanese household items, etc...I bought a quality kimono and obi at only 6000 yen where these would have cost more than...More

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The temple location is not so far from Kyoto station, it is only 10 minutes to go to. The temple is average size and there is a pagoda in the corner of the beautiful garden and park. Many beautiful spot for photo's background, really love...More

Thank Asep H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

One way of knowing the culture, the beliefs and the soul of the Japanese town, is the highest wood construction of Japan, the dwelling of the four Buddhas . . .

Thank Norma Z
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I want to start off by saying that there is a difference between Toji-in Temple (this one) and Toji Temple (near Kyoto Station). Toji Temple has the tall pagoda and the flea market, this one is very small with a beautiful garden. Great place to...More

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Toji-in Temple is maybe not as famous as Kinkakuji or Kiyomizudera. But in my opinion it is even more charming. As I visited in the morning, there are few tourists and I enjoyed the serenity of garden in a fresh air.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The immaculate gardens of Tojo in reveal the great skill and experience of Japanese Gardeners that lift gardening to an art form. You easily spend 3 hours contemplating the pond, bridges and planting, wandering along the path and up the steps to the two tea...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you go into the buildings to see the lovely statues and interior decoration. Beautifully lit at night

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

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...More

Thank Karl-Heinz H
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
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