Jojakko-ji temple in Sagano, Kyoto

Jojakko-ji was built on the slope of a hill and is beautiful in autumn when the color of the leaves turn red. Taho-to pagoda of the Nichiren-shu sect Buddhist temple is a important cultural propperty.


This temple was founded in 1596 by Nisshin, who had been the head priest of Honkoku-ji temple, as the place for his seclusion.

How to get to Jojakko-ji

  • 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.

Hours and Admission


400 yen

Photos / Pictures

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San-mon gate.
February 16, 2008
Nio-mon Gate. This thutched gate was built in sometime between 1345 and 1349 as the South-gate of Honkoku-ji temple, the headquarteres of a sub-sect of Nichiren-shu and moved here in 1616.
February 16, 2008
Another side of Nio-mon Gate.
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The belfry.
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The garden.
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Taho-to pagoda in Autumn.
November 17, 2008
Taho-to pagoda, an important cultural property. This 12m-high pagoda was built in 1620.
February 16, 2008
Stone pagoda.
February 16, 2008
A relief made by Kinjo Minoru. The model is an old fisherman of Minamata in a monodrama played by Sunada Akira.
February 16, 2008