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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