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Jojakkoji Temple, Kyoto

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#38 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take a peaceful stroll and enjoy a vibrant floral display along the mountainside grounds of Jojakkoji Temple. Climb up a steep set of steps and walk through the temple's main gate to arrive at the 17th-century structure with great views over Kyoto. The onsite museum holds ancient documents and personal effects of the Kodakura, a wealthy family of merchants who had close ties to the temple. Our Kyoto itinerary builder makes visiting Jojakkoji Temple and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I stopped by because the location of the hospital was not a scheduled stop en route from Arashiyama 2 respect to go is seen from the gate. I hospital, in a quiet, stone garden, covered with MOSS and bamboo views with a variety of faces. Tahoto pagodas and climb the stone steps to the top, far away in the town of Kyoto. Autumn's a famous Temple is a quiet rainy day blue foliage garden, moist and had a special touch. Staff was able to walk around slowly, fewer people in the off-season. It was a Buddhist temple in Kyoto trip especially memorable.
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  • We started off on the bamboo pathway in Arashiyama and were very underwhelmed. It is overcrowded and just not that special. Wee made our way north and the crowds thinned, and then we followed a few pe...  more »
  • It is a place to spend time relaxing. Any time you go a lovely garden. I felt this month were the frog pond, is also good.
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  • What a gorgeous hidden gem! Called the Green Maple, there are so many colors of green that you can't name them all. The Moss is so gorgeous and I can't wait to go in the fall to see the maples when they change color! Such a beautiful place, just off the beaten path. I can't believe I left the super crowded main street and there was hardly anyone here. Perfect place to feel at peace... And what a great view!
  • 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.
  • Such a calming and beautiful temple. Well worth the walk and 400 yen
  • This quiet little temple complex would be easy to overlook but you would find the short walk getting here well worth the effort. I visited many temples during Golden Week but I was most impressed with the simplicity and natural beauty of this place. The surrounding gardens are well laid out and not over tended. So many places have swarms of workers really overdoing the groundskeeping. This garden is in great condition but not overdone and very natural looking.
  • A very peaceful and beautiful temple, be sure not to miss it if you are around!

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