Sacred Pure Land with fabulous colored leaves in autumn
Jojakko-ji Temple is nestled in the slope of Mount Ogura in the Saga area. In autumn, the temple precinct is surrounded by colored maple leaves and attracts many visitors. This Nichiren sect temple was opened in the late Momoyama period (14th century) by a monk who had used it as his retirement residence. The temple overlooks superb views of the Sagano area which look like a solemn Buddhist Pure Land. Actually, the name of the temple, Jojakko, comes from the word referring to the sacred Buddhist Pure Land. The Nio-mon Gate was moved from another temple and the main hall came from Fushimi Castle. The Taho-to Pagoda is the Important Cultural Property. Wild maple trees surround these temple architectures and add colors in autumn.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
|Address||3 Ogura-cho, Saga Ogurayama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Hours||9:00-17:00 *Enter by 30 min. before the closing time.|
|Recommended||Entry: 400 yen|
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