Along with the pagodas of Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto and Horyuji Temple in Nara, this five-storied pagoda is one of the top three pagodas in Japan (Photo: Masayoshi Hirose)

Gorgeous Pagoda Looming in the Dark

The most beautiful five-storied pagoda in Japan

Takako Sakamoto   - 1 min read


The roof of Rurikoji Temple's five-storied pagoda will be undergoing renovations from February 2023 to March 2026. You will still be able to enter Kozan Park during this period.

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Ruriko-ji Temple is located in Yamaguchi, an old historical city which is often called 'Western Kyoto'.

The five-storied pagoda in this temple is called 'The most beautiful pagoda in Japan', and along with the pagodas of Daigoji Temple in Kyoto, and Horyu-ji Temple in Nara, this pagoda is one of the Top 3 pagodas in Japan.

Beautiful seasonal flowers surround the pagoda throughout the year, and they soothed and pleased me when I visited the temple at the end of April.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The histor...