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World Heritage "Toji Temple"

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Five-story Pagoda of  Kyoto's World Heritage Site

Five-story Pagoda of  Kyoto's World Heritage Site

Basic and usuful information

Basic information

Name World Heritage "Toji Temple"
Name(Japanese) TO-JI
Postal code 601-8473
Address 1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto-fu
Telephone number 075-691-3325
Open hours ・Entrance gate open hours:5:00 〜 17:00

・Temple Viewing:8:30〜17:00 ※Admission office closes at 16:30

※Kondo, Kodo/8:00〜17:00 ※Admission office closes at16:30
※Ho-motsu-kan Museum,/9:00〜17:00 ※Admission office closes at 16:30

Regular closing day None
Price ●Admission to the temple grounds is free.

●Admission fee is required for Kondo, Kodo, and Five-story pagoda.
・Admission fee for Kondo, Kodo /Regular season
Adult/500 yen
High School Student/400 yen
Junior High School Student/300 yen

・New Year's Special Admission to Kondo, Kodo, and Five-story Pagoda/January 1st - 6th

Adult/800 yen
High school student/700 yen
Junior high school student and under/500 yen

・Winter tour of Kyoto - Special admission to "Five-story Pagoda" /January 7th - March 18th

Adult/800 yen
High school student/700 yen
Junior high school student and under/500 yen

・Spring special admission/March 20th - April 27th

Adult/500 yen
High school student/400 yen
Junior high school student and under/300 yen

・Cherry blossom illumination event /March 18th - April 16th

Adult/500 yen
High school student/500 yen
Junior high school student and under/300 yen

・Spring season Special admission (Kondo, Kodo, Five-story Pagoda) /April 28th - May25th

Adult/800 yen
High school student/700 yen
Junior high school student and under/500 yen

・Autumn special admission (Kondo, Kodo) /September 20th - October 26th

Adult/500 yen
High school student/400 yen
Junior high school student and under/300 yen

・Autumn special admission (Kondo, Kodo, Five-story Pagoda)/October 27th - November 25th

Adult/800 yen
High school student/700 yen
Junior high school student and under/500 yen
Official web site http://www.toji.or.jp/

Useful information

Credit Card Not available
Supported card company None
Within a 10 minute walk from the station
Infromation for Free Wi-Fi n/a
Foreign language English
Korean
Chinese
Average time required About 30 minutes -
Purpose Alone
Couple
Family
Friend
Group
Accept Children
Handicap-accessible ・Wheelchair accessible toilet available
・Service dogs allowed
Smoking No smoking
Value coupon No

World Heritage Site "Toji Temple" is known for the tallest wodden Five-story Pagoda in the nation! Introducing the highlights of the temple including the information regarding its amazingly beautiful night illumination events during the seasons of cherry blossoms and autumnal leaves, and the information of antique market held every month.

There are many temples and shrines in the historical city of Kyoto,
Among those places, Toji Temple is one of the World Heritage Sites in Kyoto along with the temples such as Kiyomizu TempleKinkaku TempleGinkaku Temple located very close to Kyoto station.

The symbol of Toji Temple, the National Treasure "Five-story Pagoda" is the tallest wodden structure in the nation, and we can view it through the bullet train "Shinkansen. "

"Toji Temple" is the oldest temple in Japan, which was constructed in 794 to protect Heiankyo at the time of "Heian Period." .

It is the temple that was built more than 1200 years ago.
It is really amazing.

It is told that Buddhist Kobo Daishi "Kukai" used the temple as the headquarter site for the Shingon-Mikkyo school.

Today, it is a very popular sightseeing spot that exhibits many National Treasures and Important Curlural Properties , there are many visitors not only from Japan but also from all over the world to see the heritage of the oldest Japanese history.

In addition, Toji Temple is known for the beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, especially the weeping cherry called "Fuji-zakura," which is a must-see.

In the fall season of colored leaves, the trees turn to beautiful autumnal colors that contrast with the Five-story Pagoda.
In spring and autumn, illumnation events are held in the evenings and the beautiful collaboration of cherry blossoms/autumnal leaves with the World Heritage structure is a special treat.

There is another interesting event held at the temple: the antique market called "Kobo-ichi" named after Kobo-Daishi, which is held on the 21st of every month,
Local people call it "Kobo-san" and many people from all over Japan visit to find lucky finds.

World Heritage Site Toji Temple is located in a convenient location close to Kyoto station. You will be able to experience the historical atomosphere of Heian Period, observing the tallest wodden structiure of the nation "Five-story Pagoda."

Here is the detaild information of "Toji Temple," including its history and the festivals held.
   
Postal code 601-8473
Address 1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto-fu
Telephone number 075-691-3325
Parking Yes
Detail information about parking ※Toll Parking Lots available /50 lots
※Parking fee:

・Standard Size Car: 600 yen/2 hours
※After 2 hours: 300 yen / hour
Access informtaion (by train & bus) (Train)
・Kintetsu Train "Kintetsu Toji" Station: 10 minutes walk
・JR line "Kyoto" Station: 15 minutes walk

(Bus)
・From Kyoto Station, take Kyoto Municipal Bus 16 to "Toji NIshi-mon"
・From Kyoto Station, take Kyoto Municipal Bus 42 to "Toji-michi" or "Toji Higashi-mon"
・From Kyoto Station, take Kyoto Municipal Bus 19, 78 to "Toji Minami-mon-mae"
・From Shijo-kawara-machi, take Kyoto Municipal Bus 207 to "Toji Higashi-mon mae"
Access information (by car) Meishin Highway, take "Kyoto-minami" IC exit and head North on Route 1.
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Date created:2017/01/19

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