sights / Religious

Jōjakkō-ji information

Kyoto , Japan
Street 3 Ogura-chō, Sagaogurayama
Extras Ukyō-ku
Getting there
Bus Kyoto City Bus No 28 from Kyoto Station to the Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae stop
admission ¥400
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Lonely Planet review

This temple is perched on top of a mossy knoll and is famed for its brilliant maple trees, which turn a lovely crimson red in November, and its thatched-roof Niō-mon gate. The Hondō was constructed in the 16th century out of wood sourced from Fushimi-jō.