Rurikoji's pagoda dates back to 1404 and was built by the feudal lord of Yamaguchi, Moriharu Ouchi, in commemoration of the death of his brother, Yoshihiro. (Photo: Sandra Isaka)

Rurikoji & Toshunji Temples in Fall

Brilliant colors on display in Yamaguchi City

Sandra Isaka   - 1 min read

Rurikoji and Toshunji temples sit beside each other in Kozan Koen in Yamaguchi City. In November, leaves on many trees within the park change to vivid red, orange or yellow. Rurikoji's famous five-story pagoda is at its most beautiful during this season. Tourists should stay overnight in nearby Yuda Onsen to make the most of visiting these temples and other sightseeing spots in the area.

Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20 years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.