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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4.011 months 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.
5.011 months ago
Immaculately keep grounds and a memorial visit to one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan
5.04 months ago
Serenity is the right word for this place
5.0a year ago
Historical temple with beautiful scenery. Worth a visit especially with cherry blossoms in spring