National Treasure Rurikoji Five Storey Pagoda
This five story pagoda was planned by Ouchi Moriharu in 1442 to mourn his brother Ouchi Yoshihiro who lost his life in the battle of Oei.
The pagoda is 31.2m in height, in Japanese style, partly Chinese.
Roofs are thatched with cypress, sharp and very simply shaped.
One of the remarkably excellent architecture in the mid-Muromachi period and the best work in Ouchi culture. Counted as one of the top three towers in Japan.
|Location||Kozancho 7-1, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Access||(1) 30 minutes by bus from "Shin-Yamaguchi station"
→ 10 minutes walk from "Kenchomae" bus stop
(2) 20 minutes by car from Chugoku Expressway Ogori IC
|Office of Inquiry||Tourist Information Center TEL before Kozan Park: 083-934-6630|