Toji-in is a Buddhist temple
located about 1.54
km southwest of Kinkakuji.
Ryoanji is located about 0.6 km northwest of this temple.
In Japanese, "Toji-in" is pronounced as "Tooji-in".
This temple was founded in 1341 by Takauji Ashikaga (1305-1358).
Takauji was the founder of Muramachi government (1336-1573).
Since that, this temple became the family temple of Ashikaga clan.
The main buildings in this temple are "Houjou" and "Reikouden".
Houjou is the main hall, and was moved from Myoshinji temple and rebuilt here in 1616.
Reikouden is a temple, and has 13 wooden statues of successive Shoguns of Ashikaga family and a statue of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of Edo government.
This temple has a beautiful Japanese garden.
Originally, the scenery of the garden utilized Mount Kinugasa to the north of this temple, but unfortunately, buildings of a university are between the temple and the mountain now.
The admission fee to this temple is 500 yen.
By Randen (Kitano Line of Keifuku Electric Railroad), about 2 minutes from Kitano-Hakubaicho to Toji-in (the next station). Then about 7 minutes walk from there.
Kyoto Imperial Palace