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To-ji Temple (Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple) (東寺(教王護国寺))

This Buddhist temple is the only remaining structure built during the days of the ancient capital of Heian-kyo (the former name of the city of Kyoto) and officially named Kyo-o gokoku-ji Temple. The temple was registered as a World Heritage site in 1994. The temple’s numerous National Treasures are worthy of note, such as its Kondo Hall (Main Hall), Daishido Hall (Miei House), and five tier pagoda, which is 55 meters (187 feet) tall and is the tallest wooden structure in Japan. Some of the temple’s many other historic and cultural assets include the southern gate and lecture hall, both registered as Important Cultural Properties.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kujouchou 1 (To-ji Temple / FushimiArea)

phone 0756913325

[Gates open] 5:00-17:00
[Friday Hall, Auditorium] 8:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed)
[Kanchi-in] 9:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed)

Review of Toji

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/29 A nice pagoda
This timber pagoda rises from lush greenery and surrounding gardens, so it is quite scenic. There is a bit of space around the base so you can wander around and appreciate the architecture and...
Reviewed:2020/02/17 Great pagoda - bit bleak
Well it was freezing cold with wind. But i thought this was pretty average. the pagoda good but signage was poor and the remainder not that good
Reviewed:2020/02/09 Pagoda and gardens very serene
The most expensive temple I visited but not expensive by European standards. The Pagoda makes great photo opportunities and the Bhuddist statues were stunning. No photos inside the temples and all...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kujouchou 1 [map]
To-ji Temple / FushimiArea
[Gates open] 5:00-17:00
[Friday Hall, Auditorium] 8:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed)
[Kanchi-in] 9:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed)
open everyday
[Friday Hall/Auditorium, Kanchi-in] 500yen each
Parking Lot
* Monthly 21 day parking Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Other (only specified location)
Available (only around Admission fee reception)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kyoto Areas


          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.