Feel the world of Buddhism in Arashiyama
Jojakko-ji Temple is located halfway up Mt. Ogura in the Arashiyama area. It is said that this temple, which is surrounded by red maples leaves in autumn, looks exactly like the Buddhist cosmos. The temple is of the Nichiren sect and was founded by the monk, Nisshin, (1561-1617) for him to spend his life after retirement in 1596. Nisshin was selected the top ranked monk at the Honkoku-ji Temple in Kyoto when he was only 18 years old. Since he was loved by a lot of locals in Kyoto, he received these premises and was able to found the temple. One of the highlights of this temple is the pagoda. Its shape is so exquisite 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 are going up to the top, we highly recommend you wear comfortable footwear! It’s like climbing a small mountain, but there are a lot of things to see on the way up! It’s totally worth going to the top for the unbelievable view that will make you feel completely refreshed!!