Rurikoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Rurikoji Temple in Japan.


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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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5.02 months ago

This temple is all neat. Very peaceful here. There is a covered place to sit and relax. Public bathrooms are available too.

4.0a year ago

It's a good tourist attraction. Five story pagodas are rare and Japan and this is a beautiful one.

4.0a year ago

Nice place for a short stop. Beautiful place to take photos of the pagoda. The nearby temple offers a place for seeing Japanese Buddhist rituals/offerings.

5.0a year ago

Immaculately keep grounds and a memorial visit to one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan

5.0a year ago

Historical temple with beautiful scenery. Worth a visit especially with cherry blossoms in spring

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