Toji Temple, a World Heritage Site, is a symbol of Kyoto.
Toji Temple is registered as a World Heritage Site.
The reconstruction of Toji Temple was in doubt for a period of time, but in the Momoyama Period (1568-1600), the Kondo Hall was rebuilt for the first time in about 100 years. New images of Yakushi Nyorai, Nikko Bosatsu, and Gekko Bosatsu were also created in the Kondo Hall. The Nandaimon Gate was also subsequently completed, and Toji Temple was restored to its original appearance, including the Kodo Hall, which was rebuilt immediately its loss to a fire. The five-story pagoda was later destroyed by a lightning strike, but was rebuilt in 1644.
In 1965, during the Showa Era, the interior of the Kondo Hall and Hodo Hall were opened to the public. With that, the door of history leading to the Heian Period (794-1185) was opened. In 1944, it was registered as a World Heritage Site as part of the “Historical Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”. Today, Toji Temple is gaining popularity both in Japan and around the world as a symbol of Kyoto.