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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. Plan your visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yamaguchi itinerary planner.
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  • I went by taxi from Yudanaka Onsen (one-way around 1400 yen). It was a great tower as you'd expect. Because it was summer, harmony and the pond is a great little mosquito was like? Back on the bus, find the bus happens to be after found the Cruiser is also wanted in a taxi and went to the main street, you could (220 yen). Well you need is so good.
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  • Staying at the 古希 Temple, visited by nearby drive after a meal. Was able to enjoy the views and also less spacious. This is a scenic illusion and in Kyoto. Did not see rurikou-ji Temple pagoda of the day, good memories.
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  • You can shoot five-story pagoda, was built in the Muromachi period. Front and back of the green pond as a composition, nice, anyone a nice piece can be taken. And is clean with the garden is beautiful.
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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
  • 五重塔が👍

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Where to stay in Yamaguchi

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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