Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Yamaguchi

4.6
A masterpiece of architecture and a symbol of Yamaguchi, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda competes with most impressive traditional buildings in Japan. With the distinguished gentle slopes of its wide overhanging roof, it stands 31 m tall (102 ft) on a river bank at the foot of a hill amid lush greenery. Built in 1442, the pagoda overlooks a carp pond. Inside the temple, which was moved here in 1690, you can see models of the 50-plus five-storied pagodas found across Japan. The site, a five minute walk from Kencho-mae bus station and a five minute bus ride from Yamaguchi, makes a great place to take photos. Put Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yamaguchi trip planner .
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  • The next day I stayed at Yuda Onsen, I went to the five-story pagoda of Shokoji Temple by taxi. It was not autumn leaves yet, but it was very nice.
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  • We stopped by Yamaguchi Station for sightseeing. It is next to Kayama Park. The weather was nice and the five-story tower was very nice. It is a place that I want you to stop by for yamaguchi city sightseeing.
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  • Loved pagoda. Recommend going around the other side of the pagoda to see it behind - it's only a short walk up a hill.
  • Historic five stories tower made of wood.
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