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Risshaku-ji Temple

4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-695-2843
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Incredible sights

This place is just amazing. This sight from the top is breathtaking and well worth the steep climb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FrankMtler
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Montreal, Canada
Breathtaking views

January probably is the coldest month in Japan. Roads were slippery after heavy snow. Don’t... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
maryjoy1214
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Singapore, Singapore
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4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just amazing. This sight from the top is breathtaking and well worth the steep climb to the top. There is 1015 steps to the top, so you have to take it slow. The temple at the top is similar to other but...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

January probably is the coldest month in Japan. Roads were slippery after heavy snow. Don’t hesitate to visit the area, it’s quiet less visitors, a bit dangerous to climb but it’s beautiful, worth the trip. Just wear a pair of waterproof nonslip boots, or get...More

1  Thank maryjoy1214
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Yamadera is definitely worth a visit. We had been wanting to visit here for many years and on our 2017 sakura trip we were close enough in Sendai to make a day trip a good idea. Getting there early was important - the longer we...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The temple is famous for shrines built on steep rocky mountains. In autumn, the changing leaves are also a spectacle. We were there a couple weeks early, and the colours were just beginning to change. Absolutely worth a visit. But there are lots of stairs...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the temple in winter from Sendai which made for a beautiful setting however some of the buildings were boarded up to protect them from the falling snow. This didn’t make them too photo genic. An enjoyable climb but a little bit anticlimactic. I...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

A nice excursion from Sendai. There are nice views from the top and some interesting sights along the path going up.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

With Yamagata City lacking any sights of interest, we headed few kilometers east to Yamadera (Mountain Temple). The reason behind the temple name is obvious the moment you step off the train from the visible parts of the temple on the cliffside. During the ten...More

Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Yamadera, literally "mountain temple", is a general term for the temples and shrines scattered along the Yamadera mountainside. Hojusan Rissakuji is the official name of Yamadera, which may be translated as Rissakuji Temple on Mt. Hoju. The Temple was founded in 860 AD by Kikaku...More

1  Thank mabei0123
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

My friend found this temple for us to visit during our summer break to Tohoku. A couple we met at the farm we stayed at told us that going on a day when it's not sunny is best and we lucked out because the day...More

Thank Korinirin
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The 1512 steps to the top are relatively easy to master as the steps are spaced at a comfortable distance. It is always fun to climb with the Japanese as they appreciate a foreigner joining them. The temple might be a standard building, but the...More

Thank Stephan1954
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