Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Yamaguchi: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda Reviews: 4.5/5

Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
Absolutely Beautiful!
Aug 2020
I live not far from Yamaguchi and have visited the Pagoda and Temple for the first time. The Pagoda is considered one of Japan's great Pagoda's. The layout is beautiful with the pond in front and hills in the background. You can really get some amazing photos here. I want to come back during each season to see the Pagoda and surrounding nature. Walk around the park and temple to get other views of the pagoda. If in Yamaguchi Prefecture, make the Ruriko Five Story Pagoda a must see!
Written August 25, 2020
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,987 contributions
Amazingly beautiful
Mar 2020 • Solo
Designated as a national treasure, this pagoda is one of three famous pagodas in Japan beside that of Daigoji and Horyuji. As I visited this place, the weather was very nice, and I just forgot time passing, while contemplating. It is just amazing.
Written April 10, 2020
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JJMC
Singapore, Singapore2,291 contributions
Stunning pagoda in autumn
Nov 2019
This is a famous landmark, and a must-see when visiting Yamaguchi. You can actually walk from Yamaguchi Station, but that might take you at least half an hour. What I did was take the JR bus (destination: Hagi), and drop-off at Yamaguchi-kenchomae, that takes you about 6 minutes and shaves off about half of the journey time to the pagoda. The bus stop for the bus is directly outside the station, but note that none of the signage or announcements are in English, but you can sort of guess the locations based on the pronunciation of the abovementioned names. Since it is a JR bus, the JR pass covers this journey!

No entry fees to see the pagoda and the surrounding park area. The area is really quite scenic and beautiful, more so with the leaves in peak autumn colours! You don’t really get the Kyoto-level sort of concentration of maple trees here, but the upside is that you don’t get the associated crowd that comes along with it either! It was raining on the day we visited, so some of the photos don’t really do the place much justice (it’s not as gloomy as the pics depict it to be). There was some foot traffic, but not too crowded and plenty of opportunities to wander and breathe without feeling like you’re in someone’s way.
Written December 11, 2019
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tetsubei
Ota, Japan225 contributions
美しい建築 beautiful and impressive five story wooden tower!
Oct 2018 • Business
山口市は静かな街。県庁所在地とは思えないほど小さな盆地。その一角に国宝の五重の塔ごあるとは思いもしなかった。この街の歴史を紐解くと納得する。大内氏の栄華を感じる。Yamaguchi city is a quiet city. This city is a capital of this prefecture and it is in the center of basin surrounded by not tall mountains. This is a national treasure because this city has long history by the Ofuchi family. The Ouchies was governor of this area before Tokugawa and established ultimate and original culture. You should spend a few days there for learning it’s history.
Written October 27, 2018
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Melinda G
Osaka, Japan452 contributions
Beautiful & Serene
May 2018 • Couples
I visited this pagoda nearly 30 years ago and it still looks the same. It was a rainy day so it was not crowded and it made the park seem more mysterious. It is said to be in the top three pagodas in Japan including the one in Kyoto and Nara. If you are in Yamaguchi, you should try to visit!
Written May 4, 2018
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borntraveler001
Singapore, Singapore206 contributions
Lovely view of pagoda & cherry blossom
Mar 2018 • Couples
I saw the picture of this pagoda while googling on attractions in Yamaguchi. It caught my attention and we decided to make a trip there.

It’s a lovely place but we walked all the way there from the train station. Not recommended as there are nothing along the way, the town is really quiet and you have to go by underpass to cross the road. It’s approx 2km walk.

Surprisingly there was a small crowd present at the small temple beside the pagoda. It has this peaceful feeling which makes me enjoyed my visit. The view of cherry blossom and pagoda was great! We took our time to hang around the place before walking 2km back to the train station. This place is worth the visit but would explore their local bus to save half the walking time.
Written April 17, 2018
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Amazingly pretty at nights ...
Dec 2017 • Solo
I went there on a chilly wintry night. It was almost void of people. And the lit-up pagoda is simply gorgeous. Definitely worth a visit in the night. (Not sure about the day view as I was not there in the day.)
Written December 11, 2017
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NickinNagoya
Nagoya, Japan28 contributions
Amazing place to reflect and appreciate the mastery of the aesthetics
Nov 2017 • Friends
Do yourself a favour by spending some time at this location. It has lots to offer a visitor who strolls in past its gates.
Written November 26, 2017
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mktshmd92
Takasaki, Japan406 contributions
must-see in Yamaguchi prefecture
Aug 2017 • Couples
This was built in 15th century, and is one of the three major 5-storied pagodas in Japan. Though I came in torrential rain brought by Typhoon Talim, it was worth visiting.
Written September 23, 2017
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Hugo Chan
Hong Kong, China461 contributions
Solemnity
Feb 2017 • Solo
The wooden tower seriously and religiously stood there next to the garden and temple for years.
It was a great picture.
Written March 4, 2017
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