Bitchu- Kokubunji is a temple of Shingon sect Omuro sect in Okayama prefecture s. Mountain is Mount Rizhao. principal object of worship is Yakushiji nyorai.
Among the Kokubunji built in various parts of Japan by the Emperor Shomu in the Nara period, it is the successor temple of Bokna Kokubunji. The five-storied pagoda built in the countryscape is a symbolic presence of the sightseeing area Kibi-way.
The five-storied pagoda is 34.32 meters high. In the Northern and Morning era era of the Nara era seven-story pagoda (presumed height 50 meters. The tower mark remains) After 1821 (the 4th year of government) changed its position and began rebuilding, the Hiroka year (1844 - 1847 ) Was completed. It is the only five-storied tower in Okayama prefecture that leaves the style of the latter period of the Edo period thick. Originally planned in the triple tower was supposed to be changed to a five-storied pagoda, with three layers being the zelkova wood, pine wood being the main body up to the 4th layer. This tower is designated as an important cultural property of the country.