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Kyoto, 19 Feb.

To-ji Temple

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To-ji Temple’s five-story, 55m high pagoda has long been a Kyoto landmark and pillar of spiritual and community life. On the 21st of each month, Kobo-san fair is held in the temple grounds with stalls selling everything from antiques to food.

Built in 796 to protect the city, Kobo Daishi was made head priest of To-ji in 823, making it one of the most important temples for Shingon Buddhism. The main hall (kondo) displays a mix of Chinese taste (tenjiku-yo) and Japanese taste (wa-yo), while Kodo Hall house an array of interesting 21 statues called 3D Mandala .

Kyoto City Official Travel Guide

Tokyo (Narita) to To-ji Temple, Kyoto

  1. Narita Airport

    8 h 50 min

    From 7,300 yen

  2. Kyoto Station

    • Walk

    15 min

  3. To-ji Temple

    1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture


All listed travel times and costs are approximate.