Jojakko-ji Temple is a quaint temple on the main Arashiyama tourist route that offers a chance to escape the crowds that plague the rest of the area.
“Momiji (maple) at Jojakkoji © kimubert
Usually deserted, except in the fall foliage season, Jojakko-ji Temple is a fine spot to sit and gather your thoughts while exploring Arashiyama. It’s got a fine little pagoda and is surrounded by soothing greenery. Like nearby Nison-in Temple, it’s not a must-see, but it’s good for those of a solitary mindset.
English address: 3 Saga Ogurayama-cho, Ukyo-ku
Japanese address: 右京区嵯峨小倉山町3
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, last entry 4:30pm
Non-smoking area: Yes
20 min from Arashiyama Station, Keifuku dentetsu, Arashiyama line
15 min walk from Saga Arashiyama Station, JR Sagano line
Website: Official Website (Japanese & English)
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