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Jojakkoji Temple

#65 of 1,074 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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Quiet in Spring

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... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 autumn. The lack of big crowds gave us the opportunity to wander around and really... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Visited a number of temples in this area of Kyoto, this oft-overlooked temple was one of the better ones and well worth a visit, particularly during autumn foliage season.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The architecture here isn't as impressive as other temples, but the huge quantity of maple trees, winding trails, and great views make this a lovely spot especially during the fall. The walk to get here from the Arishiyama station is very pretty as well.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were wandering through the "bamboo forest" and came across the beautiful temple and gardens of Jojakkoji Temple. Although it was raining we still enjoyed exploring the gardens and seeing the views over Kyoto. It was made more special as the crowds were minimal due to the rain so we were able to really experience the peaceful tranquility of the... More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in January on a rainy day. Because of the rain it meant there were barely any people around so it was so peaceful! At 400yen each it was great value for money! We took our time wandering around and enjoying the nature and views. There is a handy English guide map with information for each part. It's not... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Jojakkoji Temple is a famous momiji spot in Kyoto. We have visited Arashima by late November and due to time limitation, we did not intend to pay the fee of Yen 400 each to enter the temple but just took a few shots from outside prior to leave for other scenic spots.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The best place for maple leaves watching. It's quiet, peaceful and when you walk to the top you can actually overlook the whole Kyoto city. Entrance fee is ¥400 per person. Totally worthy.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Another beautiful place in Arashiyama, the 400-800 year-old temple is a large garden with a collection of graves (ancestor places), smaller temples and a pagoda. It used to be a hermitage from the 18th to the 20th century. The highlight is the meticulously cared-for garden and the famous maple trees in the Fall.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived here with umbrellas, just after the rain ended. This place was so green and lush, and lucky for us, mostly empty and serene. There is moss. The view from the top was such a fantastic surprise. Pathway stones can be slippery when wet, as they are uneven. Before we entered we were second guessing of decision to come... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Exiting Okochisanso Garden, we were tempted to head north and to follow the path by a small lake. After a few minutes we arrived by chance to this Buddhist temple escalating the hill. We were among a dozen of other visitors. We did not know what to expect as this temple was not in our guidebook and does not seem... More 

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