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Jojakkoji Temple

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Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 758610435
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Very pretty site.

This was one of tree sites we visited along the bamboo forest trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. Because of it's many meandering paths you can go off the beaten track and avoid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was one of tree sites we visited along the bamboo forest trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. Because of it's many meandering paths you can go off the beaten track and avoid crowds and enjoy the temple buildings from different angles and views. We were there in early December and all the tress were displaying beautiful green, yellow and red... More 

Thank Voelser
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I actually prefer this temple more than renjiuyi or something like that-can't spell-it's one of the more famous ones here. This temple is less crowded. When you get up the mountain a bit you can view Kyoto from there. The fall foliage here is incredible. They were handing out samples of tiny fishes that you can try-not my favorite. I... More 

Thank Hung T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I was to take the SAGANO SCENIC RAILWAY but because the schedule is full, I have an hour time to wait. Spent time going around JOJAKKOJI TEMPLE and I got very nice photos on a clear/cool Autumn Nov day. Very nice place to relax.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The temple is nice but there are so many in Kyoto it becomes difficult to compare you get to a stage where one temple looks like another and if like us you have limited time you are led by your guide as where to go for the best experience with this one he got it wrong im afraid

Thank swift314
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Jojakukoji Temple has some of the best gardens of the temples. They charge extra to see the temple itself, but you can see almost everything from the garden walk without the extra fee (or need to remove your shoes). The fall colors were great and the north exit leads directly to the bamboo forest (some of which you can see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Unless you are visiting this temple during the foliage season it's missable. The structures are under construction and the gardens weren't very well maintained. I wouldn't go back but the view from the top was still enjoyable!

Thank Emily L
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The moss and maple covered stairs are the reason to visit this rather small temple. The building itself is in reconstruction by the way. I loved the garden.

Thank Jurgen B
Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.

Thank Jack F
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.

Thank Penniepasta
Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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.

Thank Stu Y

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Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.