To-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto founded by Kobo Daishi. Its name means East Temple. Toji's pagoda is 54.8 meters high and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan. The pagoda has long been the icon of Kyoto. However, Toji is far more than merely its pagoda. It hosts a centureis old antique market once a month and the huge compound just south of Kyoto Station makes it almost never crowded except during market days.