Things to do in Yamaguchi, Chugoku: The Best Sights & Landmarks

May 19, 2021 Vergie Nakamoto

Discover the best top things to do in Yamaguchi, Japan including Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Kozan Park, Saikotei, The ramins of Ryounji Temple, Ryuzoji Temple, Michi-no-Eki Kirraajisu, Rurikoji Temple, Omura Masujiro Birth House, Suo Ohashi Bridge, Ryosoku-ji Temple.
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1. Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

7-1 Kozan-cho, Yamaguchi 753-0081 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 83-922-2409 http://yamaguchi-city.jp/details/aa_ruri_tou.html
Excellent
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4.5 based on 456 reviews

Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

I live not far from Yamaguchi and have visited the Pagoda and Temple for the first time. The Pagoda is considered one of Japan's great Pagoda's. The layout is beautiful with the pond in front and hills in the background. You can really get some amazing photos here. I want to come back during each season to see the Pagoda and surrounding nature. Walk around the park and temple to get other views of the pagoda. If in Yamaguchi Prefecture, make the Ruriko Five Story Pagoda a must see!

2. Kozan Park

7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi 753-0081 Yamaguchi Prefecture http://yamaguchi-city.jp/details/aa_kozan.html
Excellent
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Kozan Park

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

Kozan Park is absolutely beautiful! I came here mainly to see the Pagoda, unaware of all the other gems in this park. First, the Pagoda is beautiful! The backdrop of the mountains and pond in front makes for great photos. The Temple here is just as gorgeous. After visiting the temple and pagoda, I recommend walking toward the cemetery to view the tomb and then walk down toward the old houses that are open for viewing. After my wife and I visited all the sites here, we sat on a bench and just enjoyed the beauty of the park. I hope to get back here during the fall, I expect it is quite lovely.

3. Saikotei

1-2-7 Tenge, Yamaguchi 753-0091 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 83-934-3312 [email protected] http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~saikou/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Saikotei

Reviewed By BZimm08 - Iwakuni, Japan

I found Saikotei while exploring nearby temples and first saw the lovely lawn and then the house. I was not sure if this was an attraction open to visitors, but sure enough it is! There is a small entrance fee but well worth it. You are free to explore the site, there is an upstairs as well. The highlight for me was the large hall full of tatami mats, it was absolutely beautiful. It was nice to walk around and see what a traditional house of this size looks like. The staff was helpful, there is an English brochure about the house. I would say, this site is well worth a visit, the grounds are just lovely.

4. The ramins of Ryounji Temple

Nakao, Yamaguchi 753-0801 Yamaguchi Prefecture
Excellent
25%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

The ramins of Ryounji Temple

5. Ryuzoji Temple

1750 Yoshiki, Yamaguchi 753-0811 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 83-924-1357 http://www.ryuzouji.org/
Excellent
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4.0 based on 18 reviews

Ryuzoji Temple

6. Michi-no-Eki Kirraajisu

509-98 Ajisu, Yamaguchi 754-1277 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 836-66-1001 http://kiraraajisu.jp/
Excellent
23%
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4.0 based on 30 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Kirraajisu

7. Rurikoji Temple

Kozancho InsIde Kayama Park, Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 6-6697-5106 http://www.oidemase.or.jp/tourism-information/spots/12192
Excellent
32%
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53%
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4.0 based on 95 reviews

Rurikoji Temple

Reviewed By veronica59

Yamaguchi is not really on the westerners' tourist trail in Japan, but if you have time the town and its attractions are well worth visiting. Take the Shin-kan-sen to Shin-Yamaguschi Station, change on to the link JR train to Yamaguchi itself, and then bus to the temple and pagoda. The beautiful park in which the fabulous pagoda is so exquisitely set is a perfect example of Japanese gardens and architecture. The pagoda is a 5-tier wonder, and the Rurikoji temple on the other side of the small lake from the pagoda is a classic example of Japanese Buddhist temples but much simpler than some of those you might see in, say, Kyoto. You need to experience the peace and purity of this place. Yamaguchi was one of the Japanese cities which, in the 16th century, experienced the cultural and religious influence of Christian missionaries, led by St Francis Xavier. Despite later centuries of persecution, Christianity survived here and today there is a gorgeous white Catholic church dedicated to St Francis Xavier which is also well worth a visit. Walk along the pretty riverside which, in Spring, is lined with pink cherry-blossom.

8. Omura Masujiro Birth House

5670-1 Suzenji, Yamaguchi 747-1221 Yamaguchi Prefecture http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/gyosei/bunka-s/ishin/data/m-suzenji.html
Excellent
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4.0 based on 6 reviews

Omura Masujiro Birth House

9. Suo Ohashi Bridge

Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Prefecture
Excellent
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4.0 based on 17 reviews

Suo Ohashi Bridge

10. Ryosoku-ji Temple

371 Suzenji, Yamaguchi 747-1221 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 83-986-3591 http://www.oidemase.or.jp/tourism-information/spots/12520
Excellent
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4.0 based on 6 reviews

Ryosoku-ji Temple

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