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Jōjū-ji is an Ōbaku branch Zen Buddhist temple located just to the south of Jizō-in. The approach to the main hall is covered by numerous maple trees. Similar to neighboring Jizō-in, Jōjū-ji’s maples are among the last in Kyōto to turn color. Prior to 2017, the inside of the temple has been closed to the public. Only in recent years did the temple open to the public.

Admission: open year-round, garden open only in autumn.
Nearby places of interest: Jizō-in, Saihō-ji, Suzumushi-dera

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Late autumn at Jōjū-ji.

Summer 夏
Autumn 秋
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