The Shingon To-ji Temple dates back to 796 AD and is known for having the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan, an iconic 5-storey 55 m high structure. It is counted among the ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’ that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kondo Hall houses the Yakushi Buddha, the Kodo Hall has the Dainichi Buddha while the Miedo (Founder’s Hall) has a statue of Kobo Daishi who founded the temple. The rest of the temple grounds are made up of a relaxing garden, with many cherry blossoms in the spring. It is also famous for its flea markets, held on the 21st of every month, with stalls selling clothes, crockery, pottery, sculptures and food.
Kujyomachi, Kyoto, Japan
Nearest Transit: Kujo (Line: Karasuma)
To-ji and Nearby Attractions on Map
Higashi Honganji(1.5 km)
The Higashi Honganji Temple is the headquarters of the Honganji faction of the Jodo Shinshu sect.
Hosomi Art Museum(3.2 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.
Kyoto Station(1.1 km)
Kyoto Tower(1.3 km)
Nishi Honganji(1.3 km)
Shoseien Garden(1.7 km)
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