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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jeanjane112
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars 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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Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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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 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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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。

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Hong Kong, China
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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.

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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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.