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Jojakkoji Temple

Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour
Ranked #26 of 431 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The fall colors at the temple gardens were simply stunning. The beautiful scenery made you forget about the long lines, crowds, and the fact that the main temple was undergoing renovations. The hilly terrain helped to thin out the crowds and provided nice views of the city. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Jojakkoji Temple is a further walk of 15 minutes after passing thru' the bamboo groves at Arashiyama. I decided to check it out as my research gathers that this is famous for its autumn scenery. From the exterior of the temple, it looked normal & kinda run down. But once you step inside, you will immediately feel that it is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Only got to see the entrance to the temple and then had to rush for our return train to Kyoto and flight home. Looked good from outside so one for are next visit. Surrounded by beautiful forest and bamboo. The walk there was very peaceful. Not another living soul except for the staff at the local station.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This temple is different from other temples I have experienced -it seems to go on forever. While there are many stairs, each new level of the temple area is worth the hike. There are little secluded areas where you can take a rest from your travels. The mossy area with the trees overhead is truly a sight to see. Not... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The moss around and the green leaves match each other during the summer and near autumn season. There is a spot in the garden of the temple where you can view the city. Take a photo. There is also a bamboo garden that made it distinct for me among the temples I've visited. All in all, the green surroundings marked... More 

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Probably this temple is not famous among foreign tourists and you don't need to visit except in the autumn leaf viewing season. Among Japanese people "hunting" for beautiful autumn leaves, Arashiyama is one of the most popular places of Japan and this temple is the best place of Arashiyama. Highly recommendable.

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