Yamadera is a temple located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City. With its name literally meaning 'mountain temple', this place is reached by climbing a rock-hewn, steep staircase of 1,015 steps. But visitors will be rewarded by a spectacular view from the main hall, the country's oldest structure made from beech.
In the 17th century, he famous haiku poet Basho dropped in at Yamadera and composed the line - Such stillness, the cry of cicadas seep into the rocks.
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