[Jokoji Temple (Jokoji Park)]
An ancient temple where you can enjoy the historic ambience, and nature that is beautiful in every season
Built in 1336, this temple served as the Owari region's guardian of the northeast (an unlucky direction known as "kimon"). It has been revered since ancient times.The main hall and the mausoleum for Tokugawa Yoshinao (the 9th son of Tokugawa Ieyasu and first feudal lord of the Owari clan) have been designated as Important Cultural Properties of the nation. Blessed with beautiful nature, the park is delightful in every season—with cherry blossom viewing in spring, camping in summer, and autumn foliage that can be admired from the observation deck in fall. During the autumn foliage season, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the townscape and colorful autumn leaves from the observation deck. What's more, the area surrounding the temple has been made into Jokoji Park, and the Tokai Shizen Hodo nature trail on the park grounds leads to Iwayado Park, another famous spot for autumn foliage. Why not go on a relaxing hike and breathe the fresh air of nature?
Jokoji Temple is famous as a great spot for autumn leaves and cherry blossoms.
Upper: The beautiful scenery created by the historical temple building and magnificent autumn leaves is a must-see. Bottom: In spring, the somei-yoshino cherry trees around Shoden Pond and the Rokkakudo are in full bloom.
|Viewing Period||Autumn foliage: Mid to late November|
|Address||Jokoji-cho 373, Seto City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-561-85-2730 (Seto Marutto Museum and Association / Japanese only)|
|Hours||Temple can be visited at any time. (Admission to mausoleum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)|
|Holidays||Open every day|
● Mausoleum admission fee 100 yen
|Access||Take the JR Chuo Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Jokoji Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.|
|URL||Seto Marutto Museum (Seto City)
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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