Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan travel blog

 

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:

 

 

Ohara onsen

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.

Put in “Ohara minshuku” below (partner website) along with your travel dates (or any future date) to see more about this place!

 



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And now…

Here are a few photos from Jakko-in Temple!

 

Read about the history of the Jakkon-in Temple before you go!

 

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in Temple visit in Ohara. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

 

 

The walk TO Jakko-in Temple (from Sanzen-in)

Jakko-in from Sanzen-in walk through Ohara village streets, souvenir shop. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in from Sanzen-in walk through Ohara village streets. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in from Sanzen-in walk through Ohara village streets. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in from Sanzen-in walk through Ohara village streets, places to eat, cafe, restaurant. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in from Sanzen-in walk through Ohara village streets. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

 

 

The walk FROM Jakko-in Temple (to Ohara bus station)

Jakko-in to Ohara bus station directions how to get there. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

Jakko-in to Ohara bus station walk. Kyoto day trip. Backpacking Kyoto Japan

 

HAPPY JAKKO-IN TEMPLE VISIT!

 

 

Use this Kyoto tourist map to plan out your 5 days in Kyoto with Jakko-in Temple!

 

 



More quick tips for planning your trip to Japan

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For more on planning your trip to Kyoto, see the 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day Kyoto itineraries. If you'll be in Kyoto in the spring, also see the 1-day cherry blossom photo walk.

Hotels in Kyoto
Search for deals on Kyoto hotels here.

For hostels across Japan, try this top backpacker's hostel chain.

Kyoto can also be a good place to stay at a Japanese-style ryokan, like this one. Or if you're on more of a budget, try this one.

Also use the map below to see more hotels in Kyoto!

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The super fast train in Japan
In general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it.

See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.

See an example of traveling by the fast train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

Natural disasters in Japan
Unfortunately, Japan can be prone to natural disasters which means risk for travel delays. So be sure to look at travel insurance for natural disasters.

My travel insurance took care of my accommodation and food costs when I was forced to stay extra days in Japan because of a typhoon.

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