Created 5-Dec-12
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Situated in one of Kyoto’s exclusive neighbourhoods, this temple stands out for its splendid autumn colours. Its rich in history and boast many old structures, among which, the two-storied pagoda stands out in the crimson autumn colours. It is said that in 1596 Kukyoin Nisshin, The 16th head monk of the Honkoku-ji constructed this temple and lived here in seclusion. It is said that this temple was named Jojakko-ji because the region it occupies on Mt. Oguro-yama is as refined and tranquil as what is depicted in the teachings of the Nichiren sect.
In 1620 a Taho-to Pagoda called the Heisonkaku, an important cultural property was erected here with an imperial scroll from Emperor Reigen imprinted on its front.
Jojakko-ji was built on the slope of a hill and is beautiful in autumn when the colour of the leaves turn red. This place is called a site in Teika Fujiwara's Mountain villa of the Heian era.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Arashiyama, Buddhism, Emperor, Honkoku-ji, Japan, Jōjakkō-ji, Kyoto, Mt., Naonobu, Oguro-yama, Pagoda, Reigen, Sagano, Temple, Tobei, Tsuji, 常寂光寺