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#15 of 1,074 things to do in Kyoto
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Southern Kyoto
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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
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Viator VIP: Special Access to To-ji Temple with Resident Monk

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The Kobo-san flea market is held on the 21st of every month. You can find traditional crafts, 2nd hand kimono and ornament, food, plants and many more here. So much fun when the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The Kobo-san flea market is held on the 21st of every month. You can find traditional crafts, 2nd hand kimono and ornament, food, plants and many more here. So much fun when the weather is nice;)

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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

A peaceful wide area, perfect for relaxation. A pagoda, other impressive buildings, nice ensemble of trees, flowing water, koys, grass, very beautiful sculptures inside the temple. Experiencing the sunset was overwhelming.

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Fort Hood, Texas
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This temple was just the right size for a family. It was a nice temple in the middle of the town without too many steps for a stroller. The grounds are gorgeous! We went in the first of a few buildings on site. It was well done and quick. (You are not allowed to take pictures inside the buildings.)

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Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Visited on a rather cold rainy and somewhat gloomy day on February 18. Few plants and trees has leaves and the intermittent rain dampened but did not ruin the experience. I was surprised by the number of temples and shrine in this complex and in the absence of greenery it gives a rather desolate look to the complex. This site... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

There's much less people than other place and it's also quite good and beautiful. very huge temple. much better than I expected.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We did not have much time to explore this temple however the parts i did get to see i loved. It seemed very vast once you stepped inside and the outside was lovely. I loved the nature of it as well. I saw birds and tortoise here, there was something very tranquil about this place.

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Reviewed 10 February 2015

Toji temple was minutes from Kyoto station, and really a gem of the city. We had a great time visiting the grounds and seeing the cherry blossoms which had just begun to take color. The koi ponds kept us endlessly fascinated, and we really enjoyed photographing all the buildings. The room with the deities was eerily beautiful. We spent a... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2015

The 5 storied Pagoda, the Toji Temple (Eastern Temple) stands 57 meters high. Toji Temple was built not long after Kyoto became the Capital of Japan. Kyoto is still the seat of power and authority when it comes to temples. This large structure is testament to master carpentry. The symmetry and amazing trees used in the construction are a statement... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

This temple is located just behind our hotel and we decided to visit it on our last day in Kyoto. To my amazement, the temple was really nice and could have just gone there right away. This is temple is not so popular in my research but it is the most accessible one from the JR Kyoto station and can... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

So glad we made this our first temple visit in Kyoto. Very close to the Kyoto station, we took the Kintetsu train and it was literally just 4 minutes around the corner (so we just walked back to the station afterwards). This place breathes of authenticity and unlike many temples which have seen many reconstructions, this temple complex still has... More 

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Staying in Southern Kyoto

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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