Rurikoji Temple

Rurikoji Temple

Rurikoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamaguchi prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for Five-storey Pagoda designated as a national treasure.

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Name Rurikoji Temple
"瑠璃光寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 7-1, Kouzancho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
"山口県山口市香山町7-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Ogori I.C. on the Chugoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0897-82-0032

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Shimenawa

Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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