A nunnery since 1186, Jakko-in is famous as the place Empress Kenreimon-in retired to after the Battle of Dan no Ura, as described in The Tale of the Heike.
Jakkoin Temple's small garden remains as described in The Tale of the Heike.
The tale ends with the melancholy tolling of the temple's bell. The main building of Jakko-in burnt to the ground in 1999 and rebuilding was completed in 2005. It now contains an unappealingly modern statue of Jizo.
Newly rebuilt main hall of Jakkoin Temple.
Jakkoin Temple's belfry.
Old iron lantern.
Stump of the ancient pine tree mentioned in Tale of the Heike.
Jakkoin Temple's main hall seen through the front gate.
Hall on the level below the hondo.
The front gate of the Jakkoin nunnery.
Tomb of Empress Kenreimonin.