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Jakko-in Temple

Travel Guide - Jakko-in Temple

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Jakko-in Temple belongs to the Tendai school of Buddhism. The actual founding date of the temple is uncertain - it is said it was founded in 594 by Prince Shotoku-taishi, or founded in the 11th century by the priest Kukai (Kobo Daishi). The temple itself is quite plain, its real beauty coming from the wooded glade in which it is set.
Jakko-in Temple is known for its strong connection with a Japanese epic "Heike Monogatari (The Tale of the Heike)". The temple harbored Taira-no-Tokuko (Kenreimon-in), a daughter of Taira-no-Kiyomori after the Taira clan was comprehensively defeated in the Battle of Dan-no-ura, a major sea battle against the Minamoto clan in 1185. Even though Tokuko threw herself into the waves with her infant son (Emperor Antoku) during the battle, she was eventually the only member of the Taira clan to survive. Later, she was sent to Kyoto and accepted into Jakko-in Temple. She stayed here as a nun until her death 27 years later.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00
  • 9:00 - 16:30 (December - February)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 350 yen (Junior-high Student)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 62 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the bus bound for Ohara. Get off at the last stop, then walk 15 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 676, Ohara Kusaocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 601-1248

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yidilian @yidilian - 2016-12-12
Japan PIC: Jakko-in temple, Ohara valley, Kyoto - Damien Douxchamps posted a photo: https://t.co/4cIUx7vwYB
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2016-12-03
We spent the morning checking out Jakko-in Temple in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture. The temple is also known as 'The... https://t.co/wiPobJB5C9
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2016-12-03
We spent the morning checking out Jakko-in Temple in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture. The temple is… https://t.co/YK3Re6e9f1
Christoph Rupprecht @focx - 2016-11-14
Visited Jakko-In temple yesterday. Established 594, main hall lost to arson in 2000. Where does this human lust for destruction come from?
Evacomics @evacomics - 2015-11-22
Here is a temple that I visited in Kyoto that is not that crowded and you can enjoy scenic views on the way :) https://t.co/1OGhxyOa8A
Evacomics @evacomics - 2015-11-17
Finally caught some decent red leaves at Jakko-in Temple before the rain fall 󾌵󾀿󾁂󾀿 https://t.co/ap2w8MDYzB
PiFiZone @PiFiZone - 2015-10-18
Autumn display at Jakko-in Temple, Kyoto by shigek #Travel with us @ http://t.co/LPgcPc32BM http://t.co/fpeSLL4j4m
Pure Unfoldment Inc @PureUnfoldment - 2015-10-18
Some #Travel & #Vacation : Autumn display at Jakko-in Temple, Kyoto by shigek http://t.co/c9MZ43DXOY
#WeLoveAnimals @girija_kriz - 2015-07-03
@PNBMetlife1 In simlawe went to jakko temple,so many monkey surrounded me bcz I had groundnut in my hands.That scary time #ThingsWeWantBack
Girija Kriz @girija_kriz - 2015-07-03
@PNBMetlife1 In simlawe went to jakko temple,so many monkey surrounded me bcz I had groundnut in my hands.That scary time #ThingsWeWantBack
Girija Kriz @girija_kriz - 2015-07-03
@PNBMetlife1 In simlawe went to jakko temple,so many monkey surrounded me bcz I had groundnut in my hands.That scary time #ThingsWeWantBack

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