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Jojakkoji Temple

3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0435
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“steep steps” (2 reviews)
“moss covered” (2 reviews)
3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-0435
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jojakko-ji Temple is a quaint temple on the main Arashiyama tourist route that offers a chance to escape the crowds that swarms the area. A good little enclave to explore before heading to the forest.

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We took the Randen Keifuku Dentetsu-Arashiyama Line tram from Shijo-Omiya station. This is definitely a must visit temple with its serene and 'close to nature' feel. The steep steps to the temple is one of the main attractions, though it may be a struggle for...More

Thank Adeline_Lim88
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

깊어져만 가는 가을 그대 고민하지말고, 지금 떠나라. 붉게 물든 교토의 가을이 당신을 기다린다. 深まるばかり行く秋 君悩まないで、今出発せよ。 赤く染まった京都の秋があなたを待っている。 A deepening fall Don't worry about yourself, just leave now. The autumn of Kyoto, which is stained with red color, awaits you.

Thank babymonster2475
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this Temple during our day trip to this area from Kyoto. The gardens are excellent. Serene and tranquil.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots from my trip to the Arashiyama area. The grounds of this temple are so beautiful! I couldn’t stop taking pictures! There is a fee of ¥500 per adult to enter the temple grounds, but it was so worth...More

Thank tabigasuki08
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Jojakko-ji temple is a short walk from the Arashiyama bamboo grove. It is better to club the visit to this place with your walk through the bamboo grove. This place is beautiful with moss-covered lands and well-maintained gardens. Please note - there are steep steps...More

Thank vsree
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you think after Tokyo you have seen too many temples to bother with this one you're wrong. It has a dozen featured buildings, beautiful moss gardens, ancient bells and a truly contemplative atmosphere. There is also the brilliant lookout over the mountains, gardens and...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We started off on the bamboo pathway in Arashiyama and were very underwhelmed. It is overcrowded and just not that special. Wee made our way north and the crowds thinned, and then we followed a few people to Jo-Jakkoji, and were so glad that we...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is our favorite temple in Arashiyama and possibly Kyoto. It is scenic, tranquil, and not overrun with tourists. We walked to this temple after seeing the touristy Bamboo Grove. We enjoyed seeing the bamboo growing in this temple much more. Different sets of stairways...More

2  Thank TravelingFinches07
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Jojakkoji after visiting the bamboo forest and Tenryu-ji and was so relieved that there were no big crowds when we were there. Note that we went there during Spring in the afternoon. I realise that the crowds can be quite formidable during...More

2  Thank Huiyin S
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