2/50.- Kyoto, To-ji Temple


The amount of temples, shrines and pavilions in Kyoto is overwhelming. Any serious tourist will have to plan his visit to Kyoto in advance. Kyoto Prefecture is home to 17 World Heritage sites.

In the center of the city you find (from South to North), the To-ji temple, the Hongwan-ji Temple, and the Nijo-jo castle.

In the north of the city (from west to east) you find: the Tenryu-ji Temple, the Kozan-ji Temple, the Ninna-ji Temple, the Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Ryoan-ji Temple, the Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, and the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine.

In the west part of the city (from north to south) you find: Gingkaku-ji Temple, Kyomizu-dera Temple, Daigo-ji Temple, Ujigami-jinja Shrine and Byodo-in Temple.

We will start our virtual tour of Kyoto in the center of the city. Our first visit is Toji Temple. Its wooden tower is considered the tallest pagoda in Japan.

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