Toji temple is one of my favorite temples in Kyoto. Its 5-floor pagoda is the tallest (55meter) in Japan’s old pagoda. This was built by 3rd Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa in 1644, and original was made in 826 by Kobo Daishi. When a super express train Shinkansen closes to Kyoto station, you can watch this tower on the left side. Whenever I see this pagoda, I begin to realize that I really come to Kyoto.
cherry blossoms at Toji’s garden
National treasure “Bonten”. This image is scanning from Toji’s brochure. (Below images are same.)
Pagoda (National treasure)
Kondo hall (National Treasure)
Kodo hall’s many images of Buddha. Top of three are National Treasure (Fudomyo, Taisyakuten and Bonten)
Taishido hall (National treasure)
Toji temple’s history