Tōji Station (東寺駅, Tōji-eki) is a railway station on Kintetsu Railway's Kyoto Line located in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The station provides access to Tō-ji, a nearby Buddhist temple famous for its large pagoda.
The station has two side platforms serving a track each.
|Monday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Joanne Bugeya | Feb 26, 2018
Toji shrine was our first exposure to a Japanese Pagoda- and I’m so happy we were able to find the tallest in Japan! It is very impressive and very old - visitors cannot get access to the pagoda, however, from afar, the structure is magnificent! We were also able to pay our respects next door at the shrine where the monks were writing and teaching and people were coming in and ringing bells, bowing, throwing coins then praying - we came to learn that is what you do when you want to pray for yourself or someone else. They also housed very old, very large wooden statues here that looked like had been saved from a fire. The entire area seemed very old and sacred - I’m so glad we came when it was not too busy. We were able to walk from our hotel - not far from Kyoto Train station. Definitely worth the trip!
Jacob Griswold | Jan 2, 2018
I am lucky enough to see Toji temple everyday on my way to work. It is truly an amazing piece of architecture. The pagoda is a must see if you are visiting Kyoto and it is still impressive when I get the chance to see it close up. The garden surrounding the temple is very pretty throughout the year and a very good spot to come and see the sakura blossoms during the day or at night. There are several statues housed inside of the buildings and on the 21st of each month there is a huge market. You can buy crafts, clothing, and I have even seen a samurai helmet. This is a must visit if you come to Kyoto and easily accessible from Kyoto station.
Christian Partida | Feb 22, 2018
This place has a huge (tall) temple that really stands out. There are some all around once you go in but the main tall one you cant go inside. From the looks of it its really old so im guessing for safety reasons. However its amazing to gaze upon and simply admire the beauty of it and soak in all the history. My wife and i had a great time here even though it was raining.
Noemi G. | Jan 19, 2018
Toji complex is one of the most beautiful sides of the traditional side of Kyoto. It is quite cheap (400¥ per adult) and hides one of the best spots of this city: the Pagoda (the tallest in Japan), and the central buildings, collecting very old and precious Buddha statues, in a wonderful wooden atmosphere. I really suggest to visit this place during the Cherry blossoms or during middle Autumn (end of October-middle November) to enjoy the beautiful colors offered by Nature.
Tom van Asselt | Nov 16, 2017
A series of temples and a pagoda tower. All that packaged together with a small but very pretty garden. There is an 800 yen fee to enter the grounds, but these let you see the pagoda and the the statues in the two buildings. Both which are well worth seeing. The location can easily be reached by the bus from Kyoto station. Overall well worth a visit.
Han San Lim | Apr 8, 2018
As a major site, there isn’t a lot to offer especially if you don’t come at the right time. The 5-tier wooden pagoda is stunning framed by the Sakura in spring and probably also in fall foliage. There are some Buddha statues for viewing in both the main and lecture hall but photography is not permitted inside. The temple is within walking distance from Kyoto station.
Michael Jacoby | Apr 11, 2018
Well worth the effort to get here. I went at night and the whole sit was lit up very nicely. The site is well taken care of and the shrines have some very interesting statues to look at.
The Matadore | Apr 14, 2018
It’s pretty and the pagoda is pretty sweet. Honestly though I got tired of paying for admission to shrines. Everything has been free to visit up until a few shrines ago and I don’t really understand why. It’s not cheap either; it’s ¥500 to walk around the garden and ¥1000 to see the garden and the treasures for one adult. It ads up!
Neil Alvin Nicerio | May 23, 2018
Breath taking. This is the nearest UNESCO World Heritage site from the place I'm staying. I was lucky enough that the annual market was set up during my visit as there were a lot of things that I could buy. I also love the towering pagoda of this place. One would truly be amazed to see this for the first time.
glowish1993 | Jun 22, 2018
It's not a big place but you can get many postcard perfect views of the tall pagoda with the garden and small lake, a very peaceful and interesting part of Kyoto. Come slightly before closing hours at 5pm (3pm-4pm), last admission is 430pm and the crowds subside quite a little.
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