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Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto

Japan Winter 2024

Kyoto | Japan

28 Feb 2024 | Wed

Day 09 of 17

  • Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple
  • Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple and Bamboo Forest Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto
  • Walk to Nonomiya Shrine
  • Nonomiya Shrine Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village Kyoto
  • Togetsukyo Bridge Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Train Back to Hotel

Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto

After a memorable visit to the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, we continued our journey along the beautiful Atago Kaido road. This road, once lined with nearly 200 teahouses and inns, led us to our next stop – the Jōjakkōji Temple in Kyoto.

Entrance to Jōjakkōji Temple Kyoto

Jōjakkōji Temple is a hidden gem located on the side of Mt. Kokura. Established at the end of the 16th century, this Nichiren temple is famous for its autumn leaves. The temple is usually tranquil and offers a chance to escape the crowds. It has a fine little pagoda and is surrounded by soothing greenery.

Beautiful Nature at Jōjakkōji Temple Kyoto

The temple’s main hall, which enshrines a Buddhist image and the Myokendo, and the Tahoto pagoda, which also contains a number of beautiful Buddhist images, both face the mountains and make the most of the surrounding scenery. The pagoda, designated as an Important Cultural Property, offers a spectacular view of the city of Kyoto.

Tahoto Pagoda at Jōjakkōji Temple Kyoto

Our walk to the temple was as delightful as the temple itself, filled with traditional shops along the former pilgrimage route. It was a serene and peaceful experience, making our visit to Jōjakkōji Temple truly unforgettable.

It was founded during the Keicho era (1596-1614) by Nichiran Shonin, the 16th head of Honkokuji Temple, Kyushoin. The main hall was built during the Keicho era with the help of Lord Hideaki Kobayakawa, who relocated the guest hall from Fushimi-Momoyama Castle.

Since the Heian period, Sagano has been famous as a scenic spot where the imperial family and aristocrats had their villas and mountain villas.

This is the area where court nobles and poets such as Fujiwara Mitsutsune, Asukai Masaru, Cloistered Prince Kakusei, Saigyo Hoshi, Wakuren, and Mukai Kyorai preferred to set up their villas and temples.

– Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto > Website

Map | Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto

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