We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jojakkoji Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Western Kyoto
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 758610435
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$133*
and up
Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
More Info
$85*
and up
Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 141 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Highlight of my trip

What a find!! We stopped here simply because it was in a convenient area, and we are so happy it worked out. Talk about breathtaking scenery. The entire place is well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cgr566
,
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 22: English reviews
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find!! We stopped here simply because it was in a convenient area, and we are so happy it worked out. Talk about breathtaking scenery. The entire place is well maintained and just beautiful. The moss covering everything is something out a movie.

Helpful?
Thank cgr566
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the temples in the area look better in this or that season. I came here on an overcast afternoon in the early summer. Apparently it's meant to be very beautiful in Autumn, but there's still a nice ambience to the place. There's a pretty mossy slope, and if you climb the steps at the back of the garden... More 

Helpful?
Thank waffler_au
Kawasaki, Japan
Level Contributor
212 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There is a Pagoda up the steps but you need to have more courage to step up further and you can see the very beautiful scenery from there.

Helpful?
Thank Keizo
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were there around noon. And there was no one. Just the three of us. Later, we met another couple and that was it. Beautiful place, breathtaking view, wonderful nature, beautiful colors. Everything is wonderful. Maybe not for the elderly because it is a bit steep, but worth it definitely see. Hidden and neglected gem. My favorite place on our... More 

Helpful?
Thank BoyZagreb
Level Contributor
209 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Jōjakkōji was founded in 1596. The Tahōtō pagoda at this Nichiren-shū (sect) temple was constructed in 1620. I liked the thatched roof gatehouse more than the Tahōtō I think. I don’t find Tahōtō to be as anywhere near aesthetically pleasing as other pagodas or stupa (the even number of tiers and mokoshi bracket I’m not fond of on a pagoda),... More 

Helpful?
Thank ART196
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Elegant, tranquil scenery After of the bamboo forest in Tenryu-ji Arashiyama , Need 300 yen tickets, but there is a cup of green tea and a dessert, Very elegant scenery, And overlooking the entire Arashiyama. 後走到天龍寺後方的竹林在嵐山,到了常寂光寺的門口, 需要300 日元的門票,但有一杯抹茶和一份甜點, 非常高雅的日式庭園, 而且可以俯瞰整個嵐山。

Helpful?
Thank yvettachang
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
139 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This temple is less crowded than the Tenryuji Temple and it’s well worth a visit especially during autumn foliage season. We were there in November. The garden was serene and beautiful. You get a very nice view of the city when you are at the top of the garden.

Helpful?
Thank MidcoVincent
London
Level Contributor
95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Voelser
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
186 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Helpful?
Thank Hung T
SINGAPORE
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank SWORDSMANJR

Travelers who viewed Jojakkoji Temple also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 

Been to Jojakkoji Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jojakkoji Temple and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Jojakkoji Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Western Kyoto

Neighborhood Profile
Western Kyoto
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.