Yamadera, a mystical mountain temple in the heart of Japan's Tohoku region

  • Published on : 19/04/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City, Yamadera is a scenic Buddhist temple complex founded over a thousand years ago in 860. Its official name is Risshakuji, but it is popularly known as Yamadera, meaning "mountain temple" in Japanese. Yamadera offers visitors a unique spiritual experience, breathtaking views, and an encounter with Japan's rich history and culture.