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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  • Designated as a national treasure, this pagoda is one of three famous pagodas in Japan beside that of Daigoji and Horyuji. As I visited this place, the weather was very nice, and I just forgot time...  more »
  • This is a famous landmark, and a must-see when visiting Yamaguchi. You can actually walk from Yamaguchi Station, but that might take you at least half an hour. What I did was take the JR bus...  more »
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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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