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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  • September 30, 2017
    Location very clean and compact this five-story pagoda is a calm wind, you can make. It is indispensable to the historic place. This is indispensable to read the background of the Meiji era.
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  • September 24, 2017
    The day before yesterday was impressive for the first time I heard work. It was you in the band! None went to the evening I heard at work today following days leaning five-story pagoda is a nice touch.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Maybe it's because it's late September, around the tower was fenced robe. From the Hornet was flying and why! Almost to the edge of the robe and watch towers in the nearby "bun! "And the buzz! I think is not dangerous, and late September, it looked across the pond in front of the tower is beautiful.
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  • May 9, 2017
    This is a world heritage temple. The landscape and the garden was beautiful.
  • June 11, 2017
    Beautiful temple. Popular for locals and tourists.
  • January 18, 2017
    Lovely piece of history. Bring your sketchbook and watercolors and sit with the peace and tranquility of the pagoda and surrounding gardens.
  • December 27, 2016
    Wonderful
  • March 10, 2017
    五重塔が👍

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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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