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

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.

place

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

phone 0756913325
place

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

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kujouchou 1 [ map ]
Area
To-ji Temple / FushimiArea
Phone
0756913325
Hours
[Gates open] 5:00-17:00
[Friday Hall, Auditorium] 8:00-17:00 (16:30Information desk closed)
[Kanchi-in] 9:00-17:00 (16:30Information desk closed)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom ¥ [Five-storied pagoda, Kanchi-in] 500yen each
Parking Lot
Available ¥ ※ Monthly 21 day parking Not available
Credit Card
Not available

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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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