Kyoto’s most iconic landmark the five-storey pagoda of Toji Temple is Minami’s main attraction. Being an historic gateway to Kyoto the area is primarily residential and home to a large Korean population.
The five-storey pagoda of Toji Temple is 57m tall and one of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto. Last re-built in 1643 after a fire ravaged the temple, it was originally founded in the year 794. Toji Temple is associated with Kobo Daishi who established the numinous Shingon sect and there is a plethora of tantric Buddhist artifacts housed within the temple halls.
The temple hosts a massive flea market on the 21st of each month where antiques are among the best buys. There is also a smaller antiques fair held the first Sunday of every month.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 16:30
- Location: 1 Kujo-cho Minami-ku
- Tel: +81 (0)75 691 3325
- How to get there: Kintetsu Line, Toji Station