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3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to enjoy autumn colours. Nearly the entire compound was shrouded in red, orange and gold. It is also less crowded than the other Arashiyama attractions, and quieter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hwlow
Reviewed December 8, 2018

I needed to climb the hill a bit, but my efforts paid off. The large hill garden of this temple is worth discovering especially in late November and early December. You won't get bored with colorful maple leaves. I also enjoyed the view of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kyotohiddengem
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Jojakko-ji Temple Precincts, as they style themselves, is a sight well worth seeing in Arashiyama. I was extremely impressed and well exercised too, as this temple is built on a steep hillside. It has wonderful mossy banks and a terrific collections of paths, steps and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rtimhunt
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We came to this temple as a part of a walking tour and its the one reason I am glad that we did the walking tour. Its a smaller temple but it is well laid out and its easy to walk around, the viewing platform...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank leileireid
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Temple is small but have great view. You must have healty leg to come here since the stair is steep and need a little tracking to get to the higher area that have great view. Have free wifi :)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Rangga_xyz
Reviewed April 14, 2018

The temple located in Arashiyama is small but beautiful inside and we have a quiet enjoyment there by paying the entrance fee of Yen500 per person. The landscaped grounds inside are well maintained. Worth to come during sakura period.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Quiet and peaceful, worth the entrance fee. The walk from small temple to small temple was extremely relaxing and interesting. Recommend this temple.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Trish W
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Jojakko-ji Temple is a quaint temple on the main Arashiyama tourist route that offers a chance to escape the crowds that swarms the area. A good little enclave to explore before heading to the forest.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed November 28, 2017

We took the Randen Keifuku Dentetsu-Arashiyama Line tram from Shijo-Omiya station. This is definitely a must visit temple with its serene and 'close to nature' feel. The steep steps to the temple is one of the main attractions, though it may be a struggle for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Adeline_Lim88
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

깊어져만 가는 가을 그대 고민하지말고, 지금 떠나라. 붉게 물든 교토의 가을이 당신을 기다린다. 深まるばかり行く秋 君悩まないで、今出発せよ。 赤く染まった京都の秋があなたを待っている。 A deepening fall Don't worry about yourself, just leave now. The autumn of Kyoto, which is stained with red color, awaits you.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Arashiyama area - Time to do each of these places? (7 Replies)
Planning a day in Arashiyama and trying to work out how long I'd need at each of these places. I'm a quick mover generally and from what I've gathered some of these are fairly short visits (15 mins) - Tenryuji Temple (gardens mainly) - Okochi-Sanso Villa gardens - Nonomiya Shrine / moss garden - Jojakkoji temple - Gioji Temple - Adashino-Nenbutsuji Temple / Cemetery
October 07, 2018|
Response frommabei0123|
- Tenryuji Temple (gardens mainly): @10 min. from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, and @20 min. to see - Nonomiya Shrine: @5 min. from Tenryuji, and @10 min. to see. - Okochi-Sanso Villa gardens: via Bamboo Grove. @15 min. from Nonomiya Shrine, and @15 min. to see. - Jojakkoji temple: @10 min. from the Okochi-Sanso and @15 min. to see. - Gioji Temple: @15min. from Jojakkoji temple, and @20 min. to see. - Adashino-Nenbutsuji Temple / Cemetery: @15 min. from Gioji Temple, and @20 min. to see.
First kyoto trip time management in autumn (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, after much homework and gathering much advises and recommendations from the forums, I have came up with my "perfect" itinerary. However, I understand the days are short in autumn. Coupled with peak season, may i know if my itinerary is reasonable taken into account of queues for buses, trains and entrance? This is my first japan trip and I am hoping not to rush through it. My priority is autumn colours. Please advise. Day 1 (bus pass) KIX 720, go jrwest office buy haruka...More
August 13, 2015|
Response frommabei0123|
I am afraid that you may not make some of these plans, if you rely too much on the bus systems in this highest season. In this highest season of Kyoto, almost all of more than 1,200 hotels in the whole Kansai Area will be fully occupied by the visitors to Kyoto. And if you wait a bus for 15-20 min, the bus came can be full and you may not be able to ride. In addition, the major streets are going to be congested and it takes much time to move by bus. On the other hand, Taxi drivers in Kyoto...More
Itinerary help! (2 Replies)
Hi everyone, I need your feedback about my itinerary: Day 1: Explore Kyoto. Visit Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, and Imperial Palace in the morning. After lunch, visit Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, and Kiyomizu Temple. Head to Gion and Gion Corner in the evening. Day 2: Head to Nara in the morning. Visit Todaiji, Kasuga Shrine, and Kofukuji Temple. After lunch, proceed to Osaka and explore Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Namba, Amerikamura, and Den Den Town. Head back to Kyoto after...More
April 28, 2010|
Response fromhonam1975|
I think this is too ambitious. You probably will be rushed to go from one place to another instead of enjoying them If you really only have 3 days, I suggest use 2 days for Kyoto and 1 day for Osaka thats it, forget about Nara. Also try to reduce the number of destinations in Kyoto and Osaka. Just my 2 cents