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Hojusan mountain Risshaku-ji Temple

Japan, 4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture 999-3301

Hojuzan Risshakuji, which was founded by Jikaku Daishi Ennin in 860, is famous as a sacred place in Tohoku and was visited by the haiku master Basho. On the way up the 1,015 stone steps that continue through the dense cedar grove, there are stone pagodas and stone Buddhas, creating a sacred space. Also, on the top of Hyakujo Rock, there are Nokyodo Hall and Kaisando Hall, and the view from Godaido Hall, which is built like a stage, is particularly spectacular.

Business Time
  • Monday:  8:00~17:00
  • Tuesday:  8:00~17:00
  • Wednesday:  8:00~17:00
  • Thursday:  8:00~17:00
  • Friday:  8:00~17:00
  • Saturday:  8:00~17:00
  • Sunday:  8:00~17:00
Telephone number 023-695-2843
  • 30 minutes by car from JR Yamagata Station 10 minute walk from JR Yamadera Station 30 minutes by car from Zao IC
Wi-Fi Yes
Language 日本語
Other Hours of operation may change depending on the season Anti-slip may be required depending on the amount of snow in winter Watch out for wild animals
Last Update : 2023.02.03   Yamagata City

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