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.