To-ji Temple was established in 794 by imperial decree to protect the city. In was then turned over in 818 to the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism.
There is a Lecture Hall which contained 21 images of Buddas. Pictures were not allowed inside, but they were outside.
There is also the tallest Pagoda in Japan. It is 5 stories high.
On the grounds there is a flee market on the 21st of each month. We were able to walk around and see all the great wares for sale. Owen tried out the egg and cabbage sandwich. Not bad at all.
The garden was great. Loved the fish that were more than willing to pose for pictures.