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.
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
Daigoji Temple in Kyoto
Web: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/isan/daigoji.html (in Japanese)
Rurikoji Temple in Yamaguchi
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.
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.
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