Jojakkoji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A simple temple in a beautiful and serene surrounding. From the top of the hill, you have a scenic view over Kyoto.
Written 27 October 2023
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Cheryl B
Honolulu, HI409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We went early to Jojakkoji and were rewarded with beautiful scenery and most of the place to ourselves which is rare in Arashiyama/Saga area. The view is outstanding. Plan to spend time here just enjoying the place.
Written 9 May 2023
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Jojakkoji Temple was located after the bamboo trail. Entrance fee was required but there were full fall colors within the temple garden on the slope during autumn period. Nice to have a view there during your visit in Arishiyama.
Written 12 December 2019
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ccfchew_23
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A wonderful temple at the non-touristy side of Arashiyama. It boosts an amazing view during autumn like no other. Not the biggest of temple and it very much goes up the hill.

It is layers and layers of red, yellow, orange, all on top of each other, just so many wonderful maple leaves in a small area that makes it quite stunning.

As you climb the temple, you will find that you get a nice view of Kyoto and the backdrop is this vibrant autumn colours.

There are some areas to sit where you get to marvel at the sight in your own zen state. For 500 yen, this is a steal and despite having quite number of people during autumn, you can still find your own inner peace here!
Written 11 December 2019
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Jueying
across the universe40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Be prepared for crowds in autumn, but it is definitely less packed compared to Tenryu-ji. We had fun exploring this temple and its surroundings, and admiring the beautiful fall colours.
Written 24 November 2019
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Cwatsonandtravel
Tweed Heads, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I liked this temple for its simplicity and also its a bit out of the way. A nice reprise from the bamboo grove crowds.
Written 14 November 2019
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Knoxfox10
279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Business
This temple was absolutely the most amazing place I visited while in Japan. It’s off the beaten path. You walk past a large lotus flower patch on your way in. You climb hundreds of stairs, each step enfolding you into the quiet sounds of the forest. Once you get to the top there is an astounding view of Kyoto that is worth all of the hard work. The walking must deter most tourists because when we visited late in the afternoon it was almost completely empty, which only added to the perfect peaceful ambiance.
Written 17 October 2019
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pickyhotelguy
California81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
WiFi is free and of good quality. Very well kept grounds with scenic wooden structures and bamboo gardens
Written 3 August 2019
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Palo G
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beautiful templen middle of forest very beautifull place :) i visit this place with my wife and here is soo silent
Written 9 June 2019
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fred liberatore
Melbourne, Australia219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice temple great view up top cover fee around yen 500
Temple is well kept and free wifi if you ever need it make sure you walk to the top it’s a short walk around 5 minutes once your in the temple and well worth it
Written 26 April 2019
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