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Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

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Another beautiful temples in Arashiyama during the foliage

Enjoyed my walk throughout Arashiyama, then i came across this temple! I went in and found colors everywhere,vivid trees standing in front of me was pretty magical. The temple is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Penniepasta
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bandung, Indonesia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When I visited this temple, at some locations can be seen extensive views. The old building of this temple looks well preserved, and remain with the peculiarities of public temples in Japan. One that I like here is the beauty of the garden that is filled by a cherry tree with its distinctive color.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Enjoyed my walk throughout Arashiyama, then i came across this temple! I went in and found colors everywhere,vivid trees standing in front of me was pretty magical. The temple is about 15 minutes walk after the bamboo grove. I would specially recommend this temple for the foliage season.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 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 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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