Toji temple with a view
The beautiful city of Kyotoin Japan , moves us in each of its streets and in any of its monuments to the purest essence and beauty of this nation, with places as beautiful as the Toji Temple.
The listed places Heritage of humanity by unescoabound what to see in kyoto and enjoy all its attractions, requires time for anyone who wants to soak up the ancient history of the nation.
The toji templeis one of those items indispensable what to visit in kyoto in two days or more. to this incredible city, with the air of a town.
known as east templewas a companion for many years of what they called west temple (saiji temple) that was demolished.
erected at the end ofthe year 700 during the Heian period, This temple is one of the most important in the city and in its origins it enjoyed a surveillance charactergiven its height.
Years later, it became part of a Buddhist sect, becoming one of the most important sanctuaries of this religion of the kyoto city.
Their 57 meters high make it visible to all who visit the place and it is the pagoda with greater height of everything Japan.
Their perfect structurehas led it to be one of the most emblematic points of the city and a true symbol for the Japanese.
Accompanying the Pagoda we find the Kondo. This pavilion hides the main hall of the temple and underwent several restorations during the Edo period.
Inside we find the image of the Yakushi Buddhawhich is actually the main attraction of the temple and the great attraction of the visit.
It is among the main temples to see in kyoto.
From time to time , another of the great attractions that push us to visit the fantastic Toji temple is that of wander around your market.
Attached to the temple complex, we find a jumble salewhich is formed on weekends and in which we can find real bargains.
silk items, kimonofood, decoration, souvenirs etc… are part of the items we can buy in this market.
It is a good way to get closer to the premises and to be able to see some objects up close, whose function is not intended for foreign publicwhich gives them a more interesting point.
How to get
The Toji temple is one of the best located in the city, given its proximity to Kyoto Central Station.
From the same, the Toji pagoda It is visible and on foot we won’t take more than 10-15 minutes