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Yudonosan Shrine

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Address: 7 Tamugimata Rokujurimata, Tsuruoka 997-0532, Yamagata Prefecture
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Interesting temple complex

The temple guard was a bit touchy about where you stood but since nothing was in English we hadn't taken our shoes off at the designated area. He got about photography even from... read more

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple guard was a bit touchy about where you stood but since nothing was in English we hadn't taken our shoes off at the designated area. He got about photography even from the outside so we called it a day. It's a nice walk up but I would leave the locals to admire the sacred big rock and not... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

A very interesting experience. This is the last visit on the holy mountain tour. Frist is Haguro san, 2nd is Gassan and Yudonosan is the last, they all have a meaning and are supposed to be visited in this order. Yudonosan shrine is very strict and you must do as the monks tell you as this shrine is very sacred.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This site is worth the trip even if you aren't doing all of the Dewa sanzen. Naturally we cannot tell you what you will see or some very nasty dieties having a bad hair day will likely visit us both, but we can say that it is worth it. The clensing ceremony is part of the mandatory admission to the... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

If I were reviewing just the shrine itself, I would give it only 2 stars. Its very touristic, there were busloads of tourists subjected to the 500y/person cleansing ceremony and then shuttled through the shrine, which is quite interesting. We did the whole dewa sanzan pilgrimage, which was excellent and one of my favourite experiences on our trip to japan.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

Having been to Gassan, Chokkai san and Yudonosan, Yodono san was unquestionably my least preferred. If you are goig for nature it is not especially impressive. It is very much a shrine (as part of Dewa sanzan that is to be expected) but it felt to me a money making venture rather than a holy place of nature. Many Japanese... More 

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