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Jojakkoji Temple

3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0435
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3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-0435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 9 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 3 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
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.

Thank ECWorld
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.

Thank sasquatchsf
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...More

Thank gsfullerton
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...More

Thank Rach H
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...More

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