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Historic Temples of Japan: Toji  Japan's Tallest Pagoda. Toji once guarded the gates of the ancient capital of Kyoto. Today, Toji is an oasis of serenity in the middle of a 21st-century city. Most temple complexes include at least one pagoda, which is the Japanese version of a stupa. A traditional Japanese pagoda has either three or five stories and is used to house a relic of the Buddha, or at least something representing a relic.  It is the tallest wooden tower in Japan.

Are We Seeing the End of Japanese Buddhism?

Historic Temples of Japan: Toji Japan's Tallest Pagoda. Toji once guarded the gates of the ancient capital of Kyoto. Today, Toji is an oasis of serenity in the middle of a 21st-century city. Most temple complexes include at least one pagoda, which is the Japanese version of a stupa. A traditional Japanese pagoda has either three or five stories and is used to house a relic of the Buddha, or at least something representing a relic. It is the tallest wooden tower in Japan.

Hyoryu-ji Temple in Nara, Japan.

Hyoryu-ji Temple in Nara, Japan.

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Himeji-jo[Shirasagi-jo] /Hyogo.japan/ National treasure / Important cultural property of the country / Designated historic spot of the country / World heritage / Existing castle was built in 1609

Himeji-jo[Shirasagi-jo] /Hyogo.japan/ National treasure / Important cultural property of the country / Designated historic spot of the country / World heritage / Existing castle was built in 1609

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