Rurikoji Temple

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Rirukoji (Photo: Sandra Isaka)

Rurikoji Temple (瑠璃光寺, Rurikōji) located inside Kozan park is a buddhist temple built in 1442 known for its 5 story pagoda. The pagoda is a national treasure and belongs to the top 3 pagodas in Japan together with the pagodas of Daigoji Temple in Kyoto, and Horyu-ji Temple in Nara. The pagoda is lit up every night from sunset until 10PM.


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.



7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi (Map) (Directions)


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