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Jojakkoji Temple

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Address: 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397, Kyoto Prefecture
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Best place to experience traditional Kyoto temple

The best place for maple leaves watching. It's quiet, peaceful and when you walk to the top you can actually overlook the whole Kyoto city. Entrance fee is ¥400 per person... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place for maple leaves watching. It's quiet, peaceful and when you walk to the top you can actually overlook the whole Kyoto city. Entrance fee is ¥400 per person. Totally worthy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Another beautiful place in Arashiyama, the 400-800 year-old temple is a large garden with a collection of graves (ancestor places), smaller temples and a pagoda. It used to be a hermitage from the 18th to the 20th century. The highlight is the meticulously cared-for garden and the famous maple trees in the Fall.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We arrived here with umbrellas, just after the rain ended. This place was so green and lush, and lucky for us, mostly empty and serene. There is moss. The view from the top was such a fantastic surprise. Pathway stones can be slippery when wet, as they are uneven. Before we entered we were second guessing of decision to come... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Exiting Okochisanso Garden, we were tempted to head north and to follow the path by a small lake. After a few minutes we arrived by chance to this Buddhist temple escalating the hill. We were among a dozen of other visitors. We did not know what to expect as this temple was not in our guidebook and does not seem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited early morning and there was only me and one other person in the site. It was so beautiful and an amazing view over Kyoto. Visited the Golden Pavillion later on in the day and this Jojakkoji Temple was so much more enjoyable. Would recommend a visit when seeing the bamboo forest, and make sure to arrive early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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.
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