Rock Garden in Yamaguchi City

When I visited Mitarai, we stayed in Hiroshima and on the next day, we headed to Yamaguchi City.  It was not a walking / biking tour but I am going to make a post anyway.

1) Ruriko-ji Temple

We were traveling with a rented car and our first stop after Hiroshima was Ruriko-ji Temple in Yamaguchi City.

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The five-storied pagoda, built in 1442 is a national treasure.  It is lit up during the night (until 10pm) throughout the year.

Address: 7-1 Kozancho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access: 30-minute walk or 5-minute drive from Yamaguchi Station of JR West

2) Joei-ji Temple

The next stop was Joei-ji, another temple in Yamaguchi City which was built about 500 years ago.  The rock garden in this temple was designed by Sesshu who was a painter / landscape gardener / priest.

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The website of Joei-ji is Japanese only but the photo gallery is worth seeing.

Address: 2001-1 Miyanoshimo, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access: 15-minute walk from Miyano Station of JR West
10-minute drive from Yamaguchi Station of JR West

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