Kyoto's Five-Story Pagoda at Toji Temple

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 January 2018
Kyoto's Five-Story Pagoda at Toji Temple

Toji temple in Kyoto, Japan was first built between 794-796 CE by decree of Emperor Kammu (r. 781-806 CE). The temple complex contains a five-story pagoda, which stands 54.8 m (180 ft) high. It is the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan. Entrance inside this pagoda is permitted only a few days a year, during high holidays.


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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Kyoto's Five-Story Pagoda at Toji Temple. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7897/

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Wiener, James B. "Kyoto's Five-Story Pagoda at Toji Temple." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7897/.

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Wiener, James B. "Kyoto's Five-Story Pagoda at Toji Temple." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 23 May 2019.

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