This temple, just a 15-minute drive from the Shonai Asahi Interchange, is famous for being the setting for the literary work, Gassan, by Atsushi Mori who won the Akutagawa Prize. Said to be established as a place of prayer after Kobodaishi founded Mt. Yudono. It is a historic temple, which enshrines an image of Saint Tetsumonkai. The Shimekake cherry tree can be seen in blossom from early May, and is said to have been where Kobodaishi sat and burn goma sticks. This temple has been awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide for Japan.
Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Oami Nakadai 92-1 (Sakata / TsuruokaArea)
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- Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Oami Nakadai 92-1 [ map ]
- open everyday(Nov.-Apr.Irregular holidays)
- Admission fee500yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 22, 2020)
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.