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Jojakkoji Temple, Kyoto

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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. Add Jojakkoji Temple and other attractions to your Kyoto trip itinerary using our Kyoto tour planning app .
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  • One of the recommendations a suitable shrine visited in addition to the temple Tenryuji when they visit Arashiyama. The area was not so vast but very beautiful with many parks and ponds. From Bamboo Forest had to walk some distance to reach this place by passing Torokko Arashiyama Station which is pretty iconic. His temple was itself quite lonely despite being peak hours so it is recommended if want a little avoid crowds at Arashiyama.
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  • Visit in the morning during the week between the holidays. In the quiet, nice atmosphere, not crowded yet. Truly beautiful blue Maple. Black cat was cute. Since this is a 500 yen without complaint.
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  • Green leaves are very clean environment have on the slopes of Mt. ogura, climbing up and down stairs and slope there. Must-see sights as the building is still two-storied pagoda. I think it is worth a good luck to have on the environment, and look up.
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  • Peaceful and less crowded than other temples with nice bamboo and cherry blossom. A little bit disappointed with the maintenance work going on as it was a bit unsightly in places. Also a little bit expensive to get in at ¥500 for an adult.
  • Way Better than expected. The highlight here is small section of bamboo with autumn color background. I don’t think one can get photos with such setting elsewhere! Plenty of fall colors that would put you in awe. Not many people, may be it was rain. Love it!
  • What a treat to go during the fall! Easily the best place to view Kyoto's fall foliage, yet this temple isn't well cited in many travel guides. Easily our favorite place we visited in Arashiyama district. You can get a great view of the city by climbing up to the vista point.
  • Beautiful! Much more peaceful than Tenryu-ji.
  • A very picturesque shrine with good foliage. The stairs leading up to the temple are one of its most photographed scenes. The main drawback here is it's highly trafficked -- in fact the most of the dozens I've been to in Kyoto. It was very difficult to take any kind of photos here without people obstructing you.
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