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Risshaku-ji Temple

4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-695-2843
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Worth the hike!

It’s worth the hike on over 1000 steps to the clusters of temples on the hill! The scenery (and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ShiningSchnee
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Hong Kong, China
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Beautiful views from the top

Perhaps I had my expectations too high from online reviews or it could be due to the crowds during... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
YP C
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Singapore, Singapore
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4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s worth the hike on over 1000 steps to the clusters of temples on the hill! The scenery (and greenery) was breathtaking. There were quite many visitors on the day of our visit but we didn’t feel crowded.

Thank ShiningSchnee
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Perhaps I had my expectations too high from online reviews or it could be due to the crowds during our visit to Yamadera, but we were underwhelmed by the sights nor experience in this attraction. Still, do visit this unique temple complex when you are...More

Thank YP C
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

It’s absolutely worth climbing ~1000 stairs up to the top where the view is just fantastic! The climb is not as hard as expected and the round trip takes <1.5hrs.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

Thank FrankMtler
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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 22 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

2  Thank hfot2
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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

Thank jaylowe
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Reviewed 17 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

Thank Directortoby
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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.

Thank kingtravel15
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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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