Jojakkoji Temple is a scenic temple with a history of over 400 years located in Sagano and Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
It is known for its beautiful green foliage and moss in early summer and beautiful autumn leaves in fall.

Jojakkoji Temple Main Gate
Jojakkoji Temple Main Gate

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Observatory at Jojakkoji Temple

View from Jojakkoji Temple Observatory

Jojakkoji Temple is built along Mount Ogura, and a walk up the temple grounds leads to an observatory overlooking Sagano and the city of Kyoto.
The view from the observatory is worth a visit.

Jojakkoji Temple is located a short distance from Arashiyama Station, which is very crowded, and there are relatively few tourists except during the season of autumn leaves.
This makes Jojakkoji Temple an attractive place to visit for its calm atmosphere.

Jojakkoji Temple Niomon Gate
Jojakkoji Temple Niomon Gate

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Jojakkoji Temple (常寂光寺)


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3 Sagaogurayama Oguracho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8397


4-minute walk from Torokko Arashiyama Station.
8-minute walk from Saga Shogakko-mae bus stop.
14-minute walk from Randen Arashiyama Station, Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae bus stop.
15-minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, Arashiyama bus stop.
23-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station.


(Sagano Scenic Railway) Torokko Arashiyama Station
Sagano Romantic Train

Saga Shogakko-mae (bus stop)
Kyoto City Bus

(Keifuku Electric Railroad) Arashiyama Station
Keifuku Randen Tram Line

Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae (bus stop)
Kyoto City Bus

(JR) Saga-Arashiyama Station
Sagano Line

Arashiyama (bus stop)
Kyoto Bus

(Hankyu Railway) Arashiyama Station
Arashiyama Line