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Buddhist Temple

Toji

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Momo
Momo
October 08, 2019
Toji Temple (東寺, Tōji), literally "East Temple", was founded at the beginning of the Heian Period just after the capital was moved to Kyoto in the late 700s. The large temple, together with its now defunct sister temple Saiji ("West Temple"), flanked the south entrance to the city and served as the…
Naoto
Naoto
July 12, 2019
Toji (Koh Gokoku-ji), famous for its five-storied pagoda (National Treasure), is a public temple (a national temple) that was erected along with the transfer of Heian.
Maiko
Maiko
May 12, 2019
This temple is one of the most famous temples in Japan. There are many Buddha statue. The beautiful garden spreads out. So you can enjoy more Japan charm.
Air Global
Air Global
May 08, 2019
Toji Temple (東寺, Tōji), literally "East Temple", was founded at the beginning of the Heian Period just after the capital was moved to Kyoto in the late 700s. The large temple, together with its now defunct sister temple Saiji ("West Temple"), flanked the south entrance to the city and served as the…
Sean
Sean
January 16, 2019
Toji temple. World heritage.

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Location
Kujōchō, Kyōto-fu 601-8473
Phone+81 75-691-3325
Websitetoji.or.jp
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Friday 8:30 AM