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Toji

1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-691-3325
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“flea market” (37 reviews)
“story pagoda” (18 reviews)
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1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

It houses the famous pagoda, which although you cannot go in is a great sight to see. Also the temple and the grounds are very interesting.

Thank Helene W
Reviewed 25 March 2015

the flea market was huge! You could buy just about any item you could think of! We tried some local delicacies from the street food vendors. Toji temple, although grand and ostentatious, does not really do it for me like the big Buddha at Nara.

1  Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We went on the patron saints anniversary date which is the 21st of every month. On this date the entire place becomes flee market. which is a bonus. You can buy authentic japanese kimonos at a fraction of the price and so many other things....More

Thank Anjana B
Reviewed 24 March 2015

One of three temples we visited in Kyoto on our day trip. It was the most quiet of the three and you can get in to some of the main grounds for free and can see everything a casual visitor might want to see. You...More

Thank shezz150
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Yeah, it's pretty tall, and it's old, but unless you are a history buff or really want to check the tallest wooden pagoda off your bucket list, you could miss this and not regret it. There's nothing especially unique about it otherwise. Also, the entrance...More

2  Thank JVerse
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Features the tallest wooden building in Japan. The pagoda has burnt down several times but has never been felled by an earthquake. The pagoda and the several buildings that can be entered (some of which date back before Columbus' voyages to North America) feature several...More

Thank paokano
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This was the first real temple we visited in Kyoto, it's beautifully large grounds with well maintained buildings with fascinating history. Nice start to the trip, I liked the tall pagoda best. Easy to spend the morning there! (No photos inside but outside is fine).

Thank guppygirl21
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The Kobo-san flea market is held on the 21st of every month. You can find traditional crafts, 2nd hand kimono and ornament, food, plants and many more here. So much fun when the weather is nice;)

Thank M-Monthly
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

A peaceful wide area, perfect for relaxation. A pagoda, other impressive buildings, nice ensemble of trees, flowing water, koys, grass, very beautiful sculptures inside the temple. Experiencing the sunset was overwhelming.

Thank xperiamix
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This temple was just the right size for a family. It was a nice temple in the middle of the town without too many steps for a stroller. The grounds are gorgeous! We went in the first of a few buildings on site. It was...More

Thank Amy C
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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
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Betty K
What is a sufficient time needed to tour Toji in order to take pictures. I don't want to rush, but I don't want to be too slow either.
30 May 2017|
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Response from brad W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with 2-2.5hrs, as others have advised, for pictures. That said, if you can be there on the 21st of the month, DO IT: the Toji flea market is Centuries old and VERY Japanese;you'll soak up local culture, flavor, and... More
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ange t
Where can we get the best views of the temple from afar that everyone takes photos of?
1 December 2016|
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Response from mabei0123 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to visit the Toji temple, not only to take the photo of its tallest five-storied Pagoda in Kyoto, but also to enjoy its wonderful arts of Buddhism Statues. In the Kondo(Main Hall), stands the Yakushi Nyorai, the... More
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