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To-ji Temple (Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple)

Travel Guide - To-ji Temple (Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple)


To-ji Temple was established in 794 to protect Heian-kyo, the capital of Japan at that time. The temple's official name is Kyoo-Gokoku-ji (The Temple for the Defense of the Nation by Means of the King of Doctrines). Then the temple was handed over from Emperor Saga to Kukai (Kobo-Daishi) in 823, and became the main temple of the Shingon school of Buddhism. Many of the temple's buildings were once destroyed by peasant riots or fire, but they were reconstructed during the Muromachi Period (1336 - 1573) and the Edo Period (1603 – 1868).
The 21 of Buddhist statues in the Kodo lecture hall represent the world of Esoteric Buddhism's Mandala. The Kondo main hall contains statues depicting the Yakushi (Healing Buddha) trinity. The temple's five-story pagoda is the highest wooden pagoda in Japan (54.8 meters) and also designated as a National Treasure. After burnt down several times, the present pagoda was rebuilt in 1644 with support from the third Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu. Today, the pagoda is regarded as the symbol of Kyoto and can be seen frequently on TV and books.
Kobo-ichi Market is held at the temple on the 21st of each month. Second-hand clothes and antiques are sold at the market.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 16:30 (September 20 - March 19)
  • 8:30 - 17:30 (March 20 - September 19)
  • Treasure House: 9:00 - 17:30 (March 20 - May 25)
  • Treasure House: 9:00 - 16:30 (September 20 - November 25)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Kondo Hall, Kodo Hall, Five-story pagoda: 800 yen (General, Adult); 700 yen (Senior high student); 500 yen (Child) *January 1 - March 18, April 26 - May 26
  • Kondo Hall, Kodo Hall, Five-story pagoda: 500 yen (General, Adult); 400 yen (Senior high student); 300 yen (Child) *March 20 - April 25, May 27 - December 31
  • Treasure House: 500 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Child) *March 20 - May 25, September 20 - November 25

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Toji Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Kujocho, Minami-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 601-8473


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In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.~2 Samuel 22:7
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(I guess I have to point out the bad stuff too)
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Wardha: Caste Hindu Strips Dalit Boy, Forces Him to Sit on Hot Tiles for Entering Temple
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“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD a… https://t.co/J3M1VgMlhr
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Doylestown: Train #546 will express from Temple to Ft. Washington Station. Train #548 will accommodate all passenger travel.
SEPTA @SEPTA_DOY - 2019-10-18
Doylestown: Train #546 will express from Temple to Ft. Washington Station. Train #548 will accommodate all passenger travel.
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मयूर RSS (कट्टर हिन्दू) @MayoorBhartiya - 2019-10-18
@RakeshSinha01 By giving false promises that it could withdraw its claim on Ayodhya,Sunni WAQF board is asking VHP… https://t.co/c1xn9iuuoB
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Eshkaft-e Salman or Tarisha Temple in the south of Ize has the largest cuneiform script. This temple is another an… https://t.co/NJGel2wyeL
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Anjali 🇮🇳 @iamanjooti - 2019-10-16
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It is the only station in the south of England to make it this far in the competition

Daniel Pike @DanielP22702590 - 2019-10-16
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Dent In The World 🚁🤸 @dentintheworld - 2019-10-16
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Am I allowed to add 'Gamer' to my bio?🤔
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Ross Batey @RossBat87 - 2019-10-16
Willing to pay someone to come punch me in the temple at 11pm every night.
Saad @Saad100pc - 2019-10-16
I'll smash every food joint and every copper that prevents, the day I break their golden temple.. not long to go.
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imhereru? @SusanCollings4 - 2019-10-16
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white tornado @pissonyou8 - 2019-10-16
உன்னைப்போல் ஒருவன் @Sandy_Offfl - 2019-10-16
Samadhishwar Temple, Chittorgarh.
An 11th century temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was constructed by Raja Bhoj.… https://t.co/9rQ9ikDcx5
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🚩 Dileep G Hindu 🚩 @imdileep16 - 2019-10-16
Ruins of Ganesha temple from the
'Ashapuri Group of temples' built by Raja Bhoj during 10th to 12th Century, Near… https://t.co/lUcP78ErT3
Akash @ranjan_avik - 2019-10-13
@ajplus Dont put your nose in thise issue. Do you know what happen to kashmiri Pandit and hindu. Why hindu temple was destroyed.


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