Kyoto Minami Kaikan is a small movie theatre which mainly shows movies not normally seen at the major cinema complexes.
Toji Temple is famous for its five story pagoda which is the tallest wooden tower in Japan. Toji Temple features an extensive garden and several buildings which are National Treasures. Toji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) listing.
Toji Temple literally means East Temple, as it was on the eastern side of a wide avenue that ran north to the Imperial Palace. The matching West Temple no longer exists. Together these were the guardian temples protecting the city and Imperial Palace.
At 55m the Pagoda of To-ji Temple is the tallest in Japan. The current structure was built in 1644 after four previous ones had burnt down, some after being struck by lightning. None have been lost to earthquakes. The first Pagoda was built in the 9th century to house relics of Buddha. The Pagoda of To-ji Temple has been designated a National Treasure.
Kodo Lecture Hall Toji Temple Kyoto
Nandaimon South Gate Toji Temple Kyoto