Ohara is a village on the outskirts of Kyoto, and it’s here that you can make a visit to the Jakko-in Temple.
It may not be worth it to go out to Ohara JUST for the Jakko-in Temple, but a trip out to the rural Ohara village can be worth it if you’re looking for an escape from Kyoto and the city crowds.
One of the best parts of Ohara might be the walk from Sanzen-in to Jakko-in!
Ohara can make for a good half day trip from Kyoto when you’re looking for an activity that could be considered somewhat of a city escape.
You can also extend a trip to Ohara into an all day trip by taking your time walking through the temple grounds and small streets of Ohara.
Jakko-in Temple as part of one day Kyoto itinerary
I made a visit to Jakko-in Temple as a part of a day trip to Kurama, Kibune, and Ohara with a one day pass:
- Kyoto station to Kurama
- Visit to Kurama-dera Temple
- Kurama to Kibune hike
- Visit to Kifune Shrine
- Kibune to Ohara bus
- Visit to Sanzen-in Temple
- Visit to Jakko-in Temple
- Ohara to Kyoto bus
Ohara can make for an easy day trip from Kyoto as it’s easy to access by public transportation.
But if you’re looking for a bit of a unique experience when you’re in Japan, you may also consider staying a night in the quiet village of Ohara.
The accommodation options are limited, but one of your options is to stay at a Japanese-style ryokan or minshuku, which can give you feeling like it’s a traditional Japanese stay.
Staying at the Ohara onsen isn’t as popular as the Kumara onsen, but there’s still a good chance that you will love the experience.
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Here are a few photos from Jakko-in Temple!
Read about the history of the Jakkon-in Temple before you go!
The walk TO Jakko-in Temple (from Sanzen-in)
The walk FROM Jakko-in Temple (to Ohara bus station)
HAPPY JAKKO-IN TEMPLE VISIT!
Use this Kyoto tourist map to plan out your 5 days in Kyoto with Jakko-in Temple!
- Day 1: Top tourist spots with one day bus pass
- Day 2: Fushimi Inari Shrine hike through 1,000 torii gates
- Day 3: Philosopher’s Path
- Day 4: Arashiyama and Sagano
- Day 5: Kurama Kibune Ohara with one day pass
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