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Jojakkoji Temple

3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8397, Japan
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Ranked #73 of 382 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Hong Kong, China
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40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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