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#16 of 1,074 things to do in Kyoto
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Southern Kyoto
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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
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Toji palace is visually stunning and interestingly positioned in the centre of a residential area. Worth a visit for photo shoots however ¥800 entrance is steep if you are... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Burford, United Kingdom
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Burford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Toji palace is visually stunning and interestingly positioned in the centre of a residential area. Worth a visit for photo shoots however ¥800 entrance is steep if you are visiting many other shrines etc on the same day. Nice small shop with interesting souvenirs. Free access to the first perimeter to take the all important photos.....

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We really loved this Temple . It is beautiful to see at the end of a narrow street . I bet there are billions of photos of it .

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

On the 21st of each month the Toji temple hosts a huge flea market. Come here to enjoy the bustling atmosphere, to buy some souvenirs and for the street food - anything from Takoyaki (fried octopus balls) to Ramen to Karaage (deep fried chicken pieces). The market starts around 9 in the morning and ends in the late afternoon. You... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I did not find it so breathtaking as many say! Its just a temple with a pagoda behind it. Not so charmy from my point of view

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The buildings are nice.. there is couple of small and old temples.. And there is a nice 5 stories building made of wood.. I didn't like it that much Unless you are really keen to these stuff, don't waste ur time.. There tens of little shops which are far more interesting scattered around these temples.. but they are open only... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were amazingly fortunate that the monthly market was on the day we arrived in Kyoto, so we high-tailed it straight there from the train station. Loads of market stalls with huge range of products, souvenirs, local stuff and in particularly, traditional clothing to purchase. My wife managed to purchase a number of "hoari" (traditional blouses) for very reasonable prices.... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is kind of a symbol of Kyoto. It is more than 1000 years old and has undergone few reconstructions due to fire and other incidents. There is an entrance fee to this temple. Plan about 1 to 2 hours depending on your interest and how much you want to explore around the Toji temple ground. The ground has two... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

There are thousands of temples and shrines in Japan. This is just one of them. It has all of the pieces (temple/shrine, pagoda, garden with pond), but I felt that it was just another temple/shrine.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I walked to the Toji from Parkside Umekoji appartment. It only took 10minutes. Cost to enter is a modest 600yen. The park is very well maintained and has a little pond with quite large fish, maybe goldfish or carp. This is very relaxing. The Toji can be admired but tourists cannot enter. The other buildings are open to viewings. The... More 

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed in a home close to Toji temple and finally got over to see if after a few days. From the street it doesn't appear to be as much to see until you get inside the gates. You will a chance to see a number of traditional sculptures/statues inside the temple. One thing we noticed, compared to a museum,... More 

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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 mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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