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Toji-in Temple

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Address: 63 Kitamachi Tojiin Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8346, Kyoto Prefecture
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This guardian temple of Kyoto was constructed in 794 and his home to the...

This guardian temple of Kyoto was constructed in 794 and his home to the tallest pagoda in Japan.

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A Peek at Kyoto's Templescape

A great place to see when you're in Kyoto. Home of Japan's biggest Pagoda. It is helpful that the location is near two train stations (Toji and Kyoto Station), and a mall (Aeon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A great place to see when you're in Kyoto. Home of Japan's biggest Pagoda. It is helpful that the location is near two train stations (Toji and Kyoto Station), and a mall (Aeon Mall). This comes in very handy especially when you're sightseeing with the family (with one toddler and a pregnant wife).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I want to start off by saying that there is a difference between Toji-in Temple (this one) and Toji Temple (near Kyoto Station). Toji Temple has the tall pagoda and the flea market, this one is very small with a beautiful garden. Great place to walk around without any tourists so you can actually appreciate the zen. Great place off... More 

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Thank Kim N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Toji-in Temple is maybe not as famous as Kinkakuji or Kiyomizudera. But in my opinion it is even more charming. As I visited in the morning, there are few tourists and I enjoyed the serenity of garden in a fresh air.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The immaculate gardens of Tojo in reveal the great skill and experience of Japanese Gardeners that lift gardening to an art form. You easily spend 3 hours contemplating the pond, bridges and planting, wandering along the path and up the steps to the two tea houses and exploring the temple buildings and discover the numerous water bowls.

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Thank Kenneth L
Shinjuku, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you go into the buildings to see the lovely statues and interior decoration. Beautifully lit at night

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Thank Janet H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for less touristy temple in Kyoto, I would recommend Toji Temple. It is peaceful and beautiful, and you can take your time to appreciate each building or simply to sit down and relax. It is also walking distance to Kyoto train station.

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Thank Jingqiao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This temple is surrounded in a beautiful garden and we were fascinated with The secret and mystic atmosphere which fulfilled the air. What a beautiful masterpiece of Japanese sacral architecture set into e well kept and beautiful garden with all sorts of flower arrangements and little ponds. And bridges And bushes fully in bloom- a scenery almost like in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is much less touristic than Kinkakuji or Ginkakuji but I absolutely loved it here. When we arrived were just the three of us. You actually can go into the temple and feel the temple. Garden is a piece of paradise on earth

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Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Well, this is one very beautiful garden in Kyoto, which is located near the Ritsumeikan University. I am sure you will not regret a visit. Its location is a bit far from the main line, but side by side with the University.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Behind the very usual entrance there is a gorgeous garden - which I didn't expect it all, its quite big and walking around reveals more and more sides to it.

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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