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Yamadera(Risshaku-ji Temple)

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Yamadera(Risshaku-ji Temple) was built more than 1000 years ago, and attracts faithful worshippers as a representative holy ground of the Tohoku region. Ascend 1,015 stone steps in a cedar grove on the mountainside marked by strangely shaped rocks, and enter a world of serene stillness. This temple is also famous for being where one of Japan's most prominent poets, Matsuo Basho, wrote his well-known haikus.

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More Information about Yamadera(Risshaku-ji Temple)

Street address

4456-1 Yamadera Yamagata City,Yamagata

Access

Route1

  • Change to the Senzan Line from JR Sendai Station, and continue for about 60 minutes. 5 minutes by foot from the Yamadera Station.

Route2

  • Change to the Senzan Line from JR Yamagata Station, and continue for about 20 minutes. 5 minutes by foot from the Yamadera Station.

Opening Hours

8:00-17:00

Closed

Website

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1023191-d1405676-Reviews-Risshaku_ji_Temple-Yamagata_Yamagata_Prefecture_Tohoku.html

Best season

Apr., May, Sep., Oct., Nov.

Point

Approximately 1 hour is required to climb to the top of the stone steps at Yamadera. If climbing, we recommend that you wear clothes that are easy to move in. Free Wi-Fi cards are distributed at the Yamadera Sanmon Office.

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