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Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Yamaguchi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • The wooden tower seriously and religiously stood there next to the garden and temple for years. It was a great picture.  more »
  • Beautiful place, I want to visit this place again but in different seasons. Not too far from Yamaguchi Station. It takes about 40 minutes for walking.  more »
  • I thought it was very pretty and I was surprised to learn that it had been moved from somewhere else to its present location.  more »
Google
  • 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👍