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Toji-in Temple等持院


A Rinzai Tenryu-ji Buddhist temple located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. The family temple of the Ashikaga clan, it is also famous for being the grave site of Ashikaga Takauji. The temple garden was created when it was first founded by Muso Kokushi (Soseki), famous as the designer of the gardens at the Tenryu-ji Temple and Saiho-ji Temple (commonly called Koke-dera, Moss Temple). The garden is actually comprised of two separate, differing gardens built around two ponds in the east and west—a dry landscape garden and a traditional circular strolling garden. The western garden is particularly well known for its numerous sights, including the pond created in the shape of a cotton rose blossom, its tea room, and the wooden figures of Ashikaga generals enshrined in the Reikoden hall.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Toujinkitamachi 63 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0754615786

9:00-16:30(16:00Information desk closed)
[12/30-1/3]9:00-15:00(14:30Information desk closed)

Review of Toji-in Temple

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Reviewed:2019/09/02 Nice stop
The visit to tgis temple is short and since is close to the station it can be done with a few minutes walk. There are some beatufull statues inside the two main buldings and a nice pagoda outside...
Reviewed:2019/06/08 Just love the serenity.
Yeah, I just love this place. Its away from the crowds, has a great garden and significant historical importance. Here are the tombs of all 15 Ashikaga Shoguns who ruled Japan in the fourteenth and...
Reviewed:2019/03/27 Awesome place to take pictures in your kimono
If you’re into temples and older cultural buildings, head over to Toji Temple. This destination is geared towards families and older adults. There’s no excitement if you’re young and single. This...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Toujinkitamachi 63 [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
9:00-16:30(16:00Information desk closed)
[12/30-1/3]9:00-15:00(14:30Information desk closed)
open everyday
[Admission] Adults500yen, Children300yen (after renovation work)
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Vegetarian Menu
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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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