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 A.D. 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 Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-691-3325 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visiting hours (temple) Kondo and Kodo hall 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Sanctuary (open March 20th to May 25th and September 20th to November 25th) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Kondo and Kodo hall 500 yen, Sanctuary (open in spring and autumn) 500 yen, Free admission to the other precincts
Access Approx. 15-minute walk from "Kyoto Station", JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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