Ryuonji Temple, Saitama

Beauty and tranquillity within a perfect setting

By Steve Morton    - 1 min read

Located in rural Ogose City, Saitama, Ryuonji Temple is the ideal place to find some peace and tranquility. Set deep within a beautiful forest, this temple boasts several impressive structures including a large two story pagoda and a bright red colored gate.

Originally built in around 1429 by a local Shogun, Ryuonji had to be completely re-built by ‘Ooda Dokan’ in 1472 following a devastating fire, a fate which has plagued Ryuonji throughout its history.

Fortunately, this great temple has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, allowing you to enjoy its great aesthetic and natural beautify.

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Yokohama based content creator, editor, and researcher. Steven likes, eating, reading and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp. When not too busy with work assignments, Steven attempts to not get lost while following Japanese tourist maps.Follow me on Wordpress or Instagram... and let's connect!