Jojakko-ji Temple (常寂光寺)
A temple in Sagano, Kyoto City located midway up Mt. Ogurayama which was featured in the Hyakunin Isshu collection of poetry. The temple was founded in 1596 by monk Nisshin, the head priest of Honkoku-ji Temple, the head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism. The main hall is a former part of Fushimi Castle that was reconstructed on site. The gate flanked by carvings known as Unkei statues of the two Deva Kings was the former south gate of the reception hall at Honkoku-ji Temple which was moved to this location. The temple grounds which spread across Mt. Ogurayama are known for beautiful autumn colors, especially around the two-story cypress thatched pagoda. The temple offers an amazing view over the Kyoto cityscape.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagaogurayamaogurachou 3 (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)
- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagaogurayamaogurachou 3 [map]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship]500yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 5, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.