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IN A FEW WORDS

One of Japan's three most beautiful pagodas

DESCRIPTION

Ruriko-ji Temple

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Ruriko-ji is a Buddhist Temple located in the city of Yamaguchi, best known for its five storied pagoda which is one of Japan's oldest ones and it's ranked among the country's three most beautiful pagodas, together with the ones located at Horyuji Temple in Nara and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto.

The five storied pagoda was constructed in 1442 by the samurai Ouchi Morimi to commemorate the death of his older brother and belonged to a different Temple named Koshaku-ji. When the Ouchi family declined the Koshaku-ji Temple was moved to another location leaving the pagoda behind and, in 1609, the Ruriko-ji Temple was moved to the present site.

Besides the impressive 31 meter tall pagoda, which is designated as National Treasure, the Temple features a beautiful garden with a large pond and a main Temple hall.

HOW TO GET THERE

Shin-Yamaguchi Station

Yamaguchi Line
25 min. 230¥ Railpass

Yamaguchi Station



aroundMOVE AROUND

Ruriko-ji is located about 3 Km north of Yamaguchi train station. It can be reached on foot or by rental bicycles, which are available in front of the station.

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