Yamadera Temple (Hojuzan Risshakuji Temple)

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Yamadera Temple (Hojuzan Risshakuji Temple) is a temple of the Tendai Buddhist sect. The main temple building is a National Heritage site, and the beechwood building is said to be the oldest in Japan. To get up the mountain there are 1,015 stone steps, and it is said that with each step you take up this path, your worldly desires fade further away. This temple also featured in the travel journal of the famous Edo-period (1600-1867) poet Basho.

Telephone Number
Postal code
4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata City
山形県山形市山寺4456-1 宝珠山 立石寺
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY300 / Adult

Age 13-15: JPY 200
Age (4+): JPY 100
Group discounts available.
Please check the official site for details.

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