To-ji is the Buddhist temple in Kujocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi. It’s a foundation school of Shingonshu and is also a head temple of To-ji Shingonshu. It’s also called “Kyoogokoku-ji”.
Kukai received the temple of authorities established in case of capital relocation to Heian from the Emperor Saga in 823, and it was made a foundation school of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. The arrangement of temple buildings Nandaimon, Kondo, Kodo and Shokudo line up straight leaves the feature in foundation. 21 Buddhist images which expressed Kukai’s esoteric Buddhism thought and made Mandala 3-dimensional equal an auditorium. It was registered with world-class cultural property based on “World Heritage Convention” as December, 1994 “cultural asset in ancient city Kyoto”.
Address: Kujocho 1, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (GoogleMap)