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Southern Kyoto
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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
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Viator VIP: Special Access to To-ji Temple with Resident Monk

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Monthly market quite special

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here for the flea market. Lots of beautiful things and doesn't feel too touristy. It's easy to find and is a pleasant location to find some little pieces of history in the shadow of the pagoda.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I don't know for how many hundreds of years it's been going on, but every month on the 21st, Toji has a Flea Market. Beneath Japan's tallest Pagoda are 600+ vendors selling mostly used stuff - from buttons, dolls, and used kimono, to TONS of antiques, real swords and handmade little coin purses made from gorgeous kimono fabric! We bought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

i love riding large size bikes. use to stop over each time i am passg by. once a week or every two. so beautiful.

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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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