Rurikoji Temple in the north of Yamaguchi city is well-known for it beautifully shaped five-story pagoda. The 31m-tall pagoda dates from the 15th century and has its roofs thatched with cypress bark, magnificently curved, to be considered one of Japan's top three pagodas, along with Horyuji Temple in Nara and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto. A museum in the precincts exhibits miniature replicas of major pagodas throughout Japan.
The main hall is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai (medicine Buddha) and holds numerous sutras and Buddhist artworks. The temple's garden is a popular flower viewing spot, with apricot and cherry blossoms in full bloom in the spring. The temple's buildings are lit up everyday from sunset to 11pm. It is a 10-minute bus ride from JR Yamaguchi Station.
Purposecherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 115.1km) Google Transit
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5.0a week ago
It rained when I went there but it was still amazing. Loved how smoky the mountains looked
5.05 months ago
Nice famous temple with plenty of classic activities which can be done around such at washing your hands, pulling around some beads or praying while hitting either a bowl or sort of wooden thing.
5.08 months ago
Nice and peaceful temple with natures surrounding. This place is quite different from other parts in Japan that people are so friendly to tourists even the bus driver. But the transportation is not so good compared to big cities so I strongly recommend you to plan schedule carefully before you come.
5.09 months ago
Elegant pagoda with beautiful landscape in Yamaguchi city. It is good place for taking photograph or just sightseeing. Recommended for tourist or local people.
5.0a year ago
A small, nice and quaint temple. Worth a visit if you happen to drop by Yamaguchi city.