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20 Things to Do in Mojokerto East Java, Indonesia

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Mojokerto is located in East Java Province, about 50 km southwest of Surabaya. Mojokerto, which is the buffer zone of Surabaya, consists of Mojokerto City and Mojokerto Regency. Besides the dominant Javanese, the people of Mojokerto are also Madurese, Chinese and Arabs.

It is not difficult to go to Mojokerto. You first need to come to Surabaya via Juanda International Airport or Tanjung Perak Port. Then from Surabaya you take a bus or car to get to Mojokerto. The travel time is about 1.5 hours.

Mojokerto was once the center of Majapahit Kingdom which became the forerunner of Indonesia. There are many Majapahit heritages that have been found. In addition, the nature of Mojokerto also has a stunning beauty. Therefore Mojokerto deserve to be your tourist destination. Let’s find out the best things to do in Mojokerto East Java, Indonesia.

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1. Visiting Tikus Temple
Our first list of best things to do in Mojokerto East Java Indonesia is visiting Tikus Temple. The temple is estimated to be built between the 13th and 14th centuries AD. Tikus Temple, which was found in 1914, is made of red bricks and andesite stones. This temple is square and about 3.5 meters underground. Allegedly, this temple was once the bathing place of the princess of Majapahit Kingdom.

Tikus Temple is located in Temon Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay voluntarily. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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2. Visiting Brahu Temple
Our next thing to do is visiting Brahu Temple. The temple is estimated to be built in the 14th century. Brahu Temple, which is the highest temple in East Java, has experienced restoration from 1990 to 1995. This temple is made of red brick with a west-facing position. Archaeologists suspect that this temple is a place of worship for Buddhists.

Brahu Temple is located in Bejijong Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay parking fee. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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3. Visiting Bajangratu Temple
Bajangratu Temple is located not far from the Tikus Temple.It’s about 600 meters away. The experts still do not know the function of this temple. Some argue that the Bajangratu Temple is the gate of Majapahit Kingdom. There is also another opinion that says that the temple was built in honor of King Jayanegara, King of Majapahit who ruled at that time.

Bajangratu Temple is located in Temon Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 3,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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4. Visiting Jolotundo Temple
Jolotundo Temple symbolically describes the reverence to Mount Semeru. Society at that time believed that Mount Semeru was the abode of the Gods. Jolotundo Temple was built in 997 AD by King Udayana, a Balinese king who married a Javanese princess, as a bath for his son.

Jolotundo Temple is located in Seloliman Village, Trawas, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 6,000. It opens 24 hours.

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5. Visiting Wringin Lawang Temple
Wringin Lawang Temple is estimated to be built in the 14th century. Allegedly this temple is the gateway to the square of Majapahit Kingdom. Wringin Lawang temple is made of red brick with a height of about 15.5 meters. There is no decoration, reliefs or statues in the temple. The present form of the temple is the result of restoration.

Wringin Lawang Temple is located in Jati Pasar Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay voluntarily. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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6. Visiting Kedaton Site
Kedaton Site has many relics of Majapahit Kingdom which are still a mystery. You can see there is a red brick structure in the shape of a square building that resembles a stage. According to the local community, this building was once the residence of the royal princess. Not far from the building you can see a room that is under the surface of the ground. Allegedly that this room used to be a king’s bunker hid.

Kedaton Site is located in Sentonorejo Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay voluntarily. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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7. Visiting Majapahit Museum
Majapahit Museum was built in 1924 for the cooperation of Dutch archaeologists with the ruler of Mojokerto. In this museum you can see various relics of the Majapahit Kingdom such as inscriptions, statues, artifacts, keris, spears, coins and royal emblems. Over time, the Majapahit Museum also documented various relics of Kediri Kingdom and Singosari Kingdom.

Majapahit Museum is located at Pendopo Agung Street, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 3 pm. Well then, there are so many crazy best things to do in Mojokerto East Java, Indonesia.

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8. Visiting Archaeological Preservation Museum
Archaeological Preservation Museum was established in 1962. The objects documented in this museum are estimated to come from civilizations built by the Majapahit Kingdom, around 1293 – 1500 AD. The collections of Archaeological Preservation Museum include clay jugs, Majapahit ship replicas, the statue of Lord Vishnu and the statue of sacred ox which is the ride of Lord Shiva.

Archaeological Preservation Museum is located at Majapahit Street, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay parking fee. Opening hours is 8 am – 3 pm.

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9. Visiting the Sleeping Buddha Statue
The Sleeping Buddha Statue is situated in Mahavihara Majapahit in Bejijong Village, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. The statue that was inaugurated on December 31, 1989 is the largest Sleeping Buddha Statue in Indonesia and also the third largest in the world after Thailand and Nepal.

This gold-plated statue has a length of 22 meters, a width of 6 meters and a height of 4.5 meters. Under the Sleeping Buddha Statue there is a relief depicting the life of Buddha. The admission price is Rp 2,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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10. Visiting Watu Ondo Waterfall
Watu Ondo Waterfall is situated in Raden Soerjo Forest Park which is located on the slopes of Mount Welirang. The waterfall is called Watu Ondo which means to go to the waterfall location you have to descend the stairs made of stone. This twin waterfall forms a beautiful little pond beneath it. Avoid visiting Watu Ondo Waterfall in the rain because there is a danger of landslides.

Watu Ondo Waterfall is located in Pacet Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price for domestic tourists is Rp 10,000 while for foreign tourists is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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11. Visiting Dlundung Waterfall
Dlundung Waterfall is also located on the slopes of Mount Welirang. This waterfall is a favorite of Mojokerto residents. You will easily find the location of the Dlundung Waterfall, just follow the signpost. There are three waterfalls you can see here, the distance between the three is not too far away. There are also facilities for the convenience of visitors, ranging from rest room, food stalls, camping ground to outbound.

Dlundung Waterfall is located in Kemloko Village, Trawas, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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12. Visiting Watu Lumpang Waterfall
Watu Lumpang Waterfall which is also a part of Raden Soerjo Forest Park is a cheap tourist attraction. The waterfall is easy to reach because it is located near the road Pacet – Cangar. Location of Watu Lumpang Waterfall is not far from the parking lot, you only need to walk about 100 meters. This waterfall is not too high, only has a height of about 15 meters.

Watu Lumpang Waterfall is located in Pacet Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. There is no admission. You only pay parking fee. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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13. Visiting Coban Canggu Waterfall
Coban Canggu Waterfall is situated at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Welirang. To get to the location of the waterfall, from the parking lot you have to walk about 30 minutes down the tens of stairs.

Coban Canggu Waterfall has a height of about 70 meters so that its flow is quite heavy. Once tired of climbing up and down stairs, you can rest in the stalls around while enjoying bakso, instant noodles, fried bananas, coffee or tea.

Coban Canggu Waterfall is located in Padusan Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 7,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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14. Visiting Kakek Bodo Waterfall
Kakek Bodo Waterfall, which is situated on the slopes of Mount Welirang, is a popular tourist destination in Mojokerto. The location is easy to reach because it is in Tretes Tourism Area. You just need to follow the signposts to get to the location of Kakek Bodo Waterfall. The facilities here are complete, from camping ground, outbound area, swimming pool, playground to food stalls.

From the parking lot you only have to walk about 500 meters to reach the waterfall. Kakek Bodo Waterfall is located in Tretes, Prigen, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 12,500. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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15. Visiting Grenjengan Waterfall
Located in the Pacet Tourism Area, it is not too difficult to get to Grenjengan Waterfalls. The road to the waterfall location is good, you just need to follow the signpost. To get to Grenjengan waterfalls, from the parking lot you need to walk about 1 km. Along the way you will be fascinated with the greenery of the trees, the deer park, the birds chirp and the fresh air. There is also a food stall where you can rest while filling your stomach.

Grenjengan Waterfall is located in Padusan Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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16. Segaran Pond
Segaran Pond was discovered in 1926 by a Dutchman, Maclant Pont. The pond, which is estimated to be built in the 14th century, has a length of 375 meters, a width of 175 meters and a depth of about 3 meters. Segaran Pond was once built as a reservoir to prevent flooding and also for irrigating rice fields. It is said that this pond was also the place where King of Majapahit entertained his guests.

The pond is now functioned as an irrigation reservoir by the Mojokerto government. Segaran Pond is located in Segaran, Trowulan, Mojokerto Regency. It’s free entry.

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17. Visiting Ubalan Baths
The Ubalan Baths is a great place for families. The water in the Ubalan Baths is from natural spring coming from Mount Welirang, therefore the water in the baths feels fresh and without chlorine. The view at this baths is very beautiful. In addition to the green trees and fresh air, the Ubalan Baths also features playing ground and fish pond. What a perfect place to relax.

Ubalan Baths is located in Padusan Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 8,000 plus ticket for bathing in pool which costs Rp 6,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm.

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18. Visiting Padusan Hot Spring
The Padusan Hot Spring is situated not far from the Ubalan Baths. The baths, that has natural hot springs, has several pools of varying temperatures. You better try to bathe from low temperature. In addition to hot pools, there is also an adult swimming pool and a children’s swimming pool. When you get home, for souvenirs you can buy vegetables and fruits that are sold at the entrance gate.

Padusan Hot Spring is located in Padusan Village, Pacet, Mojokerto Regency. The admission price is Rp 12,500 plus ticket for bathing in pool which costs Rp 10,000. It opens 24 hours.

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19. Rafting
Pacet and Trawas areas have clean and fast-flowing rivers. Therefore you can try rafting in those rivers. There are several adventure tour operators that offer rafting to tourists, among them are Obech, Tos, Riangtour and Songa.

Don’t worry, the tour operators are very concerned about the safety of participants. You will be equipped with helmets and life jackets, guided by experienced guides, and covered by insurance. The price of rafting tour packages vary from Rp 150,000 to Rp 200,000 per person.

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20. Visiting Eternal Fire
It is believed that this eternal fire has existed since the days of the Majapahit Kingdom. It is said that this fire was used by the blacksmith to make keris, swords and spears. The amazing thing is the fire will not be extinguished even though the rain is falling.

On certain days the eternal fire is visited by many pilgrims from Mojokerto and surrounding areas.The eternal fire is located in Tempuran Village, Sooko, Mojokerto Regency. It’s free entry. Surely you better come at night.
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