To-ji temple

To-ji, or the East Temple, was established together with Sai-ji, the West Temple, in 794 when Kyoto was constructed as the capital of Japan. These two temples were intended to protect the city but Sai-ji ruined after fire in 990.

To-ji's Kodo is a national treasure. The five storied pagoda is also a national treasure and is the highest pagoda in Japan, being 55 m high.This temple is a member of Kyoto's World Cultural Heritage.

Nandaimon, the south gate of To-ji.
February 12, 2005
Kitadaimon, the north gate.
February 12, 2005
Kondo of To-ji. A national treasure.
February 12, 2005
The pagoda of To-ji. A national treasure
February 12, 2005
Aishi-do of To-ji. A national treasure.
February 12, 2005
To-ji surrounded by concrete buildings, seen from Kyoto Tower. The pagoda is on the left and Kondo and Kodo are on the right.
February 12, 2005
Five storied pagoda of To-ji.
May 5, 2001
Five storied pagoda of To-ji.
May 5, 2001
Kondo, the main hall on the left and Kodo, the lecture hall on the right.
May 5, 2001
Kondo, the main hall of To-ji.
May 5, 2001
Kodo -f To-ji
May 5, 2001
Garden of Shoshi-bo.
May 5, 2001
Garden of Shoshi-bo.
May 5, 2001
Shoshi-bo of To-ji
May 5, 2001