Yamadera Temple

Sightseeing information about Yamadera Temple in Japan.

Yamadera Temple4.5

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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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5.04 months ago

Beautiful place with lots of history. The climb to the top takes around 1000 steps but it is definitely worth it. The building are amazing, the view from the top is just fantastic. We were warned that wild monkeys might room around, but we haven’t seen any.

4.0a year ago

quiet temple with good view

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5.0a year ago

H30/11/11 紅葉には遅いかなと思いましたが、なかなかいいタイミングで訪れることができました。

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