Houjyu-san Risshaku-ji Temple

Houjyu-san Risshaku-ji Temple is one of the best places to travel in Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for access, map, spots nearby, reviews and photos of Houjyu-san Risshaku-ji Temple posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

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A Mountain Top Temple With More Than 1000 Stairs

Risshaku-ji Temple is familiar as a name 'yama-dera' (mountain temple) in Yamagata. There are more than 1000 stairs from the gate to the depths, and you can enjoy a fine view becoming more and more beautiful as you climb up the stairs.
daiki05/14/2016

Snow World Seen From A Mountain Temple, Risshaku-ji

A famous haiku by Basho Matsuo 'Quietness, Seeping into the rocks, The voices of cicada' was composed at this Risshaku-ji called a mountain temple in Yamagata Prefecture. There's an observatory named Godaidou beside the mountain temple's tourist spots, Nokyodou and Kaizandou. The scenery from here is amazing!
jp_travelerspic03/02/2018
There're 1015 steps to the inner temple (Okuno-in), and it's a kind of hard work. Please be careful not to be injured because there're some snow-covered steps in winter. And you NEED gloves!

A Mountain Shrine Known For Matsuo Basho's Haiku And The Snowscape Of A Mountain Path

The Risshaku-ji shrine is known as a mountain shrine appears in haiku composed by Basho. Its snowscape is as good as the season of singing cicadas. When you visit the shrine, please be careful where you step.
c_moegi01/23/2016

Wonderful View Above The Steps Makes You Forget The Summer Heat

You can enjoy the tranquil scenery in off-season all to yourself. Climbing up the steps, and you can have the whole view of Risshaku-ji Temple.
supika0907/14/2018

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