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“A classic”
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Toji
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Ranked #18 of 1,131 things to do in Kyoto
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Toji Temple is not on the regular route for tour buses. As a result, the crowds are much smaller. Although it is a bit out of the way, we were able to walk there easily. It is well-worth the visit! The temple is rich with history and tradition, and has an outstanding treasure house nearby. The two temple halls feature an amazing array of religious statues and other objects; the buildings themselves are considered masterpieces. The Toji pagoda is reportedly the tallest in Japan. The gardens are lovely; we were able to see the cherry blossoms during our visit, which helped frame many of our pictures.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

There is something spiritual about the place. The pagoda is jaw-dropping!!! The real beauty of the place however lies inside the temples adorned with relics of ginormous Buddha statues, which were considered national treasures by Japan. The best time to enjoy this place is during sakura season.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Toji temple was founded in 796, only three Buddha temples were allowed in the city in that period. Tō-ji and Sai-ji were built at the southern edge of the capital, in the Heian period. Sai-ji disappeared in the 16th century. Chinese influence can be seen in the 21 statues.
In the campus, there is a also a tall 5 storied, 187 feet pagoda, first built in 826, present one 1644. Images of four Budhha are inside the pagoda. It also has associated figures of their 8 followers the Bosatu.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Not a lot of pepole go on this temple. A pity, really close to kyoto station, very impressive statues in the halls, a very beautiful pagoda and the cherry blossoms were at its peak! Really loved it

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Knew nothing about this temple - concierge at hotel suggested I visit as it was only a 15 minute stroll from the hotel. What a beautiful temple. The gardens are gorgeous. 5 story pagoda is impressive. Lots to look at around the grounds also. Only a handful of people there too which made it even better. Definitely worth a visit!

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