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Pride of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Rurikoji Temple!

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Pride of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Rurikoji Temple!

The 5 storied pagoda of Rurikoji Temple is one of the 3 finest pagodas of Japan. Introducing its charms and things to explore.

History


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This five-storied pagoda was constructed as a memorial for Yoshihiro Ouchi, killed in the Oei War in 1399.

This five-storied pagoda is the 10th oldest among the ones that still exist in Japan. The other two of the 3 finest pagodas of Japan are Horyuji Temple in Nara and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto.

Horyuji Temple in Nara


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Web: http://www4.kcn.ne.jp/~ikaru-i/icenter3/english%20index.html

Daigoji Temple in Kyoto


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Web: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/isan/daigoji.html (in Japanese)

Rurikoji Temple in Yamaguchi


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This pagoda gives a neat impression and has a bark roof of cypress. The pagoda becomes slimmer and slimmer as it gets higher and this feature makes it look very well-proportioned.

Illuminations


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Illuminated at night, visitors should compare the view of the day to that at night.
Also worth a watch are the natural scenic beauty in all the four seasons.

Spring


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Summer


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Autumn


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Winter


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A pride of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the 5 stories pagoda is worth a visit!

Built around 1442
Muromachi Period (1336-1573)
Address: 7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
Direction: 30-minute bus ride from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station
web:http://www.visit-jy.com/english/