Toji (Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Kyoto Station 

[Toji (Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple)]

Spectacular views of Kyoto seen from the Shinkansen

In 796 AD, Toji was completed as a guardian temple two years after the relocation of the capital to Heijo-kyo. The temple was bestowed to Kukai by Emperor Saga and became a konpon dojo-seminary of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. Kyoto's icon, the Goju-no-to (the five-storied pagoda), is designated as a national treasure and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan with 55 m of height. The 21 Buddha statues in the Kodo hall are called Rittai Mandara. They are also designated as World Cultural Heritage.
Address 1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-691-3325 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 5:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closes at 5:30 p.m. from March 20 to September 19)
Visiting hours (temple) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closes at 5:30 p.m. from March 20 to September 19)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Kondo and Kodo hall 500 yen, Sanctuary (open in spring and fall) 500 yen, Free admission to the other precincts
Access Approx. 15-minute walk from "Kyoto Station", JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line.
URL http://www.toji.or.jp/

updated on Sep 25, 2015

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