Built in 1937 to the memory of 600 years commemoration of the Emperor Godaigo.

Once the Emperor Godaigo had heard of Keizan Zenji’s reputation, the Emperor brought up 10 questions about the faith and Keizan Zenji’s reply was so brilliant, that the Emperor gave the official certification as “Practice temple for training of Soto Zen Buddhism”, and Sojiji became a state-sponsored temple.

This building, we enshrines the statue of Emperor Godaigo, and memorial tablets of the Emperors Gomurakami, Gonara, Goyozei, Meiji, Taisho and Showa.