Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Jojakko-ji Temple

Jojakko-ji Temple, Sagano, Kyoto

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Kyoto. Some places are well known for cherry blossom and some for Japanese maples. This temple is a popular place for Japanese maples. It is notably praised for its picturesque hillside setting amongst the blazing reds of autumn.

Jojakko-ji Temple was originally the retirement place of a renowned monk. The land was said to be donated by a successful merchant and the structures were donated or transferred from a castle and temple. It shows how influential and respected he was.

The temple has a pretty cypress bark roofed Taho-to tower, a thatched Nio-mon gate and a small quiet garden. It may worth trying to visit during the maple season.


  1. I've toured Kyoto Temples through your posts! Thank you.

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  3. thanks you for joining my tour, Liz.Photo-san!

  4. hi, Mahdi. thanks for your comment and i'll visit your blog shortly!

  5. Hi, I wish I could visit this place. Beautiful! Nice blog:)

  6. hi, Em-illi. thank you soooo much!