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Jojakko-ji Temple

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Jojakko-ji Temple
On the halfway of Mt. Ogura at the Arashiyama area, Jojakko-ji Temple is located. It is said that the temple that will be surrounded by red colored maples in autumn looks like an exactly Buddhism cosmos.
The temple is a Nichiren sect. and was founded by the monk, Nisshin (1561-1617) for spending his life of retirement in 1596. He was selected the top ranked monk at the Honkoku-ji Temple in Kyoto when he was only 18 years old. Since he was really loved by a lot of locals in Kyoto, he got the pre...moremises and was able to found the temple.
One of the highlights in the site is the pagoda. It is so nicely shaped that it is thought to be the most beautiful Pagoda in Japan.
The temple is built along the slope of Mt. Ogura, so if you go up to the top, we highly recommend you taking trainers on! It is just like climbing on a small mountain, but there are a lot of attractions on the way! It must be worth going up to the top and an unbelievable view will makes you feel absolutely refreshed!!
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It was the first time for me to visit Jojakko-ji Temple! When I visited there, I was really tired, but I absolutely enjoyed walking and looking in the site. I almost forgot I had been tired! The interesting thing is that the moss garden looks like a small jungle but the city view from the site is really modern! Please visit there on a sunny day because there are so many stairs to the top and the paths are a little bit slippery.
Must See !
Taho-to (2 story Pagoda)
It was donated by Kyoto locals.
In autumn, the Pagoda is surrounded by vivid red color maples!
This is the first viewing spot in the site. It is very good to take a photo of it, but try to look back and see the Kyoto city feeling the heart of Nisshin.
Must See !
Hon-den (main hall)
It was the guest house of Momoyama castle.
The behind the hall, there is a garden with a pond. It is small, but so nice to see and take a photo of it with the main hall!
Must Do !
Strolling on Sueyoshi slope
You would be impressed with this extraordinary moss surface!
Although you are in a part of Kyoto, the area is as if it was separated from Kyoto.
Moss lovers come there and why not talk about it together?
Looking over the city of Kyoto from the top of the site!
Must Do !
Looking over the city of Kyoto from the top of the site!
There is an observatory area on the top of the site. You can see magnificent scenery with cityscape of Kyoto from there!  It takes less than 20 minutes to arrive there, but the slopes are really steep! please go up slowly while enjoying the nature.
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Please do not enter the moss area in order to keep beautiful
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Jojakko-ji Temple
Categories Temples & Shrines
Phone +810 75-861-0435
Address 3, Sagaogurayama Oguracho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8397
Directions 15-minute walk from JR San-in main Line (Sagano Line) Saga-Arashiyama Stn.
20-minute walk from Keifuku-Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Stn.
Hours 9am - 5pm (Entry until 4:30pm)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Fee ¥400
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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A staff at the entrance is so kind and try to tell you about the temple in English. The English brochure is available.
Information Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Jojakko-ji Temple +810 75-861-0435 ¥400 -1/3

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