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Hōjusan Risshaku-ji Temple, Yamagata
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Travel to the foot of the steep hill of Hōshū-yama to see why Hōjusan Risshaku-ji Temple has been listed as a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty and Historic Site. Found in 860 by a priest named Ennin (posthumously known as Jikaku Daishi), to this day the temple maintains its ritual fires brought from a Tendai monastery. Your visit starts with a 1,000-step climb through dense cedar trees; upon your arrival, notice the seated wooden image of the Buddha Bhaisajyaguru, dating from the Heian period (794-1185). Enter the temple to examine its many cultural assets in the treasure house; afterwards, head to the museum displaying haiku poet Matsuo Bashō's writings and paintings, as well as other related art. Remember to carry extra water, since the ascent to the temple can get tiring. To visit Hōjusan Risshaku-ji Temple on your trip to Yamagata, use our Yamagata trip itinerary planner.
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スニーカーがベストだと思いますが、結構ヒールの人もいました。それでも平気だとは思います（石段が濡れていなければ）。年配の方は途中で暑い暑いと上着を脱いでいましたので、すぐ上着を脱げる感じの服装がいいかと思います。I think sneakers are best, but it were heel. (Not wet stone) I think it's still cool. I felt hot and my jacket was off, so just slip down jacket in hot dress nice for the elderly.show original
長い階段多山の上まで続いているが、途中途中のお堂などを見物しながら登って行くのであまり辛さは感じませんでした。 険しい修業の場所だったようだが、何となく懐かしい場所に来た気分になった。Did not feel too much pain because it had been to the top of the stairs was climbing along the way and visit temples along the way, such as with. Feel seemed steep training places, but somehow familiar places.show original
１０００段越えの階段上り。奥之院までは確かに大変ですが、そこまで登ると景色がそんな疲れを吹き飛ばしてくれます。達成感ハンパないです。煩悩は取り除けたかどうかはわかりません。1000 steps of staircases. Indeed, back from a climb up there is hard and counteract such tired views. Sense of accomplishment is not God. I do not know is whether or not you are enabling the removal.show original
100% Recommended. No crowds - just fresh air, mountain scenery, 1000 steps through a beautiful forest and a series of temple's at the top. Easy to access via Yamagata (Yamagata Shinkansen) or Sendai (Tohoku Shinkansen) and local Senzan line to Yamadera station.
Wonderful Japan place ! People have deep hearth.. amazing every little thing make it value. Whatever successful you are, Spiritually health is important to make sure forwarding beautiful life.
Fantastic place in winter. Any photo you take will be special, hard to imagine the monks living here all those years ago, as it is so remote and is very cold. But if you make it here then dine at a restaurant on your right as you walk up the short street to the station.
Ezzaoui Rahali Youssef
It is a must to visit this place if you are planning to discover the true face of Japan behind the shiny hi-tech Tokyo area! Hōjusan Risshaku-ji Temple is full of architectural and spiritual wonders that will definitely mark your stay in Japan for ever!
U-c minaWalk from the temple and statue of Basho and his disciples Sola monument. Walked here place?! And now to the profound desire. Climb cliffs and scenery, where along the way stop would like is to go up the mountain from here so it's not bitter, you should.show original
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