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Temples

Toji

Area

South




Highlight
Toji is Kyoto's tallest temple Standing at 57meteres and is famous for its 5 Storied pagoda. The grounds feature a beautiful Japanese style garden and pond, in which turtles and koi swim.


Details
Tō-ji was established in 796 A.D., two years after the capital moved to Heian-kyō. Kūkai was put in charge of Tō-ji in 823 A.D. by order of Emperor Saga. It was handed over to Kobo Daishi, the founder of the Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, and became an important center for the learning and transmission of that faith. It is five-stories, standing at 57 meters tall and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan. The pagoda has long served as a city landmark and a vibrant center for spiritual and community life. On the 21st of each month, a large flea market is held on the grounds of To-ji Temple, drawing vendors from all over Japan. Handicrafts, antique clothing and furniture, children's toys, plants and food are available in abundance.


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Temples

Toji

Area

South

Open

9:00am to
4:30pm

Admission

500 Yen
Highschool: 400 Yen / Jr. HS & Elementary: 300 Yen

Address

1 Kujo Minami-ku

Tel No.

+81-75-691-3325

URL

http://www.digimake.co.jp/webtown/minami/touji/touji.html


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