To-ji Temple (Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple)

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.

Spot details

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kujouchou 1
[Gates open] 5:00-17:00 [Friday Hall/Lecture Hall] 8:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed) [Kanchiin] 9:00-17:00 (16:30 Information desk closed) closed)
open everyday
[Friday Hall/Lecture Hall/Kanchiin] 500yen each
Parking Lot
Available * Monthly 21 day parking Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Available (only in specified locations)
Available (only around the visit reception area)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Historical experience, along with local yard sale
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.12.05
    Amazing historic site, has statues that were burned centuries ago but survived. Many local people go for spiritual reasons. Also a massive local market was happening the day we went, like a yard or...
  • Kyoto world heritage sites at night
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.09.27
    Kyoto world heritage sites at night.I happened to see a poster on our first night here last November, about this particular temple being illuminated on certain evenings for autumn nights during...
  • The Pagoda of Kyoto skyline
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.08.09
    Toji is best known from its Pagoda, that stands as the tallest wooden structure in Japan. The central location of the temple makes the almost 55 m tall pagoda a prominent part of Kyoto skyline. Toji...

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