Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Yamaguchi

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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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  •  Luckily, they see leaves flowers!  AM 9:00, so tourists below, could enjoy to your heart's content. Still, rapt's five-story pagoda and beautiful foliage. A solemn atmosphere of the five-storied pagoda feel of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Do not miss the "upside-down five" reflected in the pond.  It is by all means recommend scenic spots.
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  • Do yourself a favour by spending some time at this location. It has lots to offer a visitor who strolls in past its gates.  more »
  • Yuda Onsen near went into the early hours of the morning. 3-day weekend fall foliage still had seemed that is combines the airing was paid just and Kannon pagoda and has become a library inside the sutras. Sutra was housed in the side or rear sight, valuable experience was.
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  • This is a world heritage temple. The landscape and the garden was beautiful.
  • Beautiful temple. Popular for locals and tourists.
  • Lovely piece of history. Bring your sketchbook and watercolors and sit with the peace and tranquility of the pagoda and surrounding gardens.
  • Wonderful
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Yamaguchi doesn't offer a wide variety of lodging options, but you can still find some acceptable hotels in the city, especially near Shin-Yamaguchi station. There, choose from a number of Western-style chain hotels, as opposed to traditional "ryokan" guesthouses. There are also a few business hotels and a local hostel in the city. For more diversity, look to the nearby city of Yuda Onsen.
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