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Hoshuyama Risshakuji Temple (宝珠山 立石寺)

Temple

A temple of the Tendai sect, Hoshuyama Risshakuji is located across the Tachiya River from JR Yamadera Station on the Senzan Line. Normally called “Yamadera”, it was opened by Ennin in 860 by decree of Emperor Seiwa. Currently, it is designated a Zao Quasi-National Park, with 1,090,000 square meters green lot with about 30 towers—the most historic holy mountain in the Tohoku region. A famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho wrote “Shizukasa ya iwa ni shimiiru semi no koe (Such stillness / The cries of the cicadas / Sink into the rocks)” here. Its remnants remain as “semi-zuka,” and many poets like Mokichi Saito have poems inscribed here.

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Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4456-1 (Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea)

phone 0236952843
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[Apr.--Nov.] 8:00-17:00
[Dec.--Mar.] 8:00-16:00
* Gates shut may be accelerated depending on the weather conditions.

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Address
Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4456-1 [map]
Area
Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea
Phone
0236952843
Hours
[Apr.--Nov.] 8:00-17:00
[Dec.--Mar.] 8:00-16:00
* Gates shut may be accelerated depending on the weather conditions.
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Adult] 300yen
[Junior High School Students] 200yen
[4 years old-Elementary School Students] 100yen
* Group discount available
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of April 21, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.