How to get to Jojakko-ji

About Kyoto Jojakko-ji

Jojakko-ji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The name of the mountain is “Ogurayama” (Ogurasan). It is said to have been founded by Nichiren, the founder of the Ten Realms Great Mandala. The temple is said to have been built on the site of a mountain villa, Toki-utei, owned by the singer Fujiwara Teiji. The temple is famous for its many pagodas and its foliage.

1. The entrance fee is 400 yen, and as you enter the gate, you will see the steep steps that lead up to and through the Renwang Gate, which has a thatched roof and is the oldest of the temple buildings. After entering the thatched-roofed, rustic gate of the temple, one walks up the steep stone steps to the main hall, which is flanked by lush trees and a thatched-roofed pagoda and the nearby Myo-mi-do, amidst the red foliage behind the main hall.

The temple is located in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, and is also known as Nichiren Buddhism Temple. “The site of the temple is said to have been the site of a mountain villa, Tokiyo-tei, owned by the singer Fujiwara.

This temple has a very long history, but there are so many temples in Kyoto that it is characterised by its many pagodas and its foliage viewing.

How to get there

City Bus In front of Saga Elementary School



Opening hours



3, Saga Ogurayama Ogura-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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