Attraction Jōjakukō-ji Temple, Kyoto, Sagaogurayama Oguracho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Published on: 08-03-2016
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Why Jojakkoji Temple is special ?
The temple of Jojakko-ji is situated on the side of a mountain and was established at the end of the 16th century. It is famous for its autumn leaves. The steep stairway upwards from the thatched Nio-mon (a gate with Buddhist statues standing at either side) leads to the main hall which enshrines a Buddhist image, the Myoken-do, and the Taho-to pagoda (which enshrines, among other things, the Buddha). These buildings face the mountains. The pagoda, which is designated by the national government as an Important Cultural Property, is a relatively new structure constructed in the 17th century. It is built, however, in the gorgeous 16th-century Momoyama style. This pagoda affords a spectacular view of the city of Kyoto. On exhibit at the Kadokura historical museum, located on the left side of the main gate to the temple, are ancient documents and personal effects of the Kadokura, a family of wealthy merchants who had a close connection with Jojakko-ji.
How to get to Jojakkoji Temple?
- 13 to 19 minutes from Kyoto station to Saga-Arashiyama station on JR railway San'in Honsen line. Then 15 minutes on foot.
- 47 minutes from Kyoto station to Saga-shogakko-mae on Kyoto City Bus No. 28 or Kyoto Bus No. 71 or 72 and 10 minutes on foot.
- 20 minutes on foot from Arashiyama station of Keifuku Railway Arashiyama Line.
Jōjakukō-ji Temple, Kyoto, Sagaogurayama Oguracho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan