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there's a video that you can play that describes a bit about the temple and the significance but unfortunately it is in Japanese Language. I was lucky I went with a Japanese friend so that made my visit more memorable.
Came here to see hydrangeas in June but the hydrangea path, or "Ajisai Sando" [あじさい参道], is under construction until 2017 sometime. The temple itself is nice but very small, just a few minutes from Enoden [江ノ島電鉄]'s Gokurakuji Station [極楽寺] which is next to a slightly...More
Jojuin Temple is 5 minutes walk from Gokurakuji station. It takes around 1hours 17min or so from Tokyo station to reach Gokurakuji station. This temple is famous for beautiful hydrangea on both sides of its stairways. Best time to visit is in June.