Joko-ji Temple

Joko-ji Temple © PIXTA

What is Joko-ji Temple

Joko-ji Temple was founded in the Kamakura period, in 1336. It became the family temple of Tokugawa Owari-ke (Seniormost house of the Gosanke (Three Honorable Houses of Tokugawa) within the Tokugawa clan). The Byosho (Location where a spirit is enshrined) of First Lord Tokugawa Yoshinao, and the main hall called Muiden, which was built in the late-Muromachi architectural period (1336-1573), are both designated as national cultural heritage sites. This temple full of history and culture is also famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms and fall foliage. The temple’s forest is also part of Aichi Kogen Kokutei Koen Park and visitors can enjoy the lush nature while camping or visiting the Hotaru-no Sato, village of fireflies. In the adjacent Joko-ji Park, there is the Seiden-ike Pond and Shiba Hiroba lawn area, and it is possible to spend a leisurely day in this peaceful atmosphere.


By train: 15 minute walk from Joko-ji Station on the JR Chuo Line. By car: 15 minute drive from the Tomei Expressway’s "Kasugai IC" interchange via National Highway 155/Prefectural Road 15 Nagoya Tajimi.

Description: Joko-ji Temple

Sights Joko-ji Temple (定光寺)
Address 373 Joko-ji-cho, Seto-shi, Aichi 480-1201
Phone / Fax Phone: 0561-48-5319
Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-16:30
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Joko-ji Temple