Jakkoin Temple


About Jakkoin Temple

Jakkoin Temple

Jakkoin is Tendai nunnery. It is said that Shotokutaishi was opened in 594 for the Bodhi of the Emperor Yomei who is his father.

It is the same as the house which seems to be ohara from the approach, Jakkoin has a polytrichum-covered Japan garden, this is also very tasteful. It might be unsatisfactory when coming to sightseeing for only here in a small temple, and so I think it would be nice to visit with Sanzenin nearby.

The place of Ohara with Jakkoin is considerably cooler than Kyoto city in summer, so you can enjoy it as a summer resort. Here is a reputation for the beautiful maple leaves, so you can enjoy visiting for an excursion for viewing scarlet maple leaves in late autumn. Personally, I like the garden here.


Jakkoin Temple photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒601-1248
676 Ohara Kusao-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-744-3341
FAX 075-744-3341
Entrance fee Adults (high school students and older) 600 yen, junior high school students 350 yen, elementary school students 100 yen
Usual viewing season

Mid April

Red leaves
Early to mid November


From JR “Kyoto Station”
Take Kyoto Bus No. 17 or 18 (from platform C3), get off at “Ohara” and walk 15 minutes.

From Keihan “Demachiyanagi” station
Take Kyoto Bus No. 10, 16, or 17, get off at Ohara Bus Stop, and walk 15 minutes.

From Kokusai Kaikan Station on the municipal subway
Take Kyoto Bus No. 19, get off at Ohara and walk 15 minutes.

Parking lot 300 yen for 50 private cars (private parking lot)
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Recommended places to visit in conjunction with

Sanzenin Temple

Sanzenin Temple

Sanzenin is a temple of Tendai in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin of Sanzenin is that Saicho opened one temple to Hieizanhigashido from 782 to 806.

Kifune Shrine

Kifune Shrine

Kifune shrine is a shrine that has been praying for the god of rain for a long while, and is gathering faith from people in the business of dealing with cooking and water all over the country as God of water.

Kuramadera Temple

Kuramadera Temple

It is this big Kurama tengu to greet us when getting off the Eiden Kurama station. Niomon that is the entrance of Kurama Temple exist in the place that climbing a little from here on road, from there it become a course of a little mountain climbing and hiking.