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Yamagata: Spiritualism and Nature

Yamagata connects natural sightseeing destinations with spirituality effortlessly. Discover inner peace like the local monks have by exploring forests, waterfalls and rivers.

Shirahige Shrine

The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of Lake Biwa.

Tenryu-ji Temple in Summer

One of the attractions in Arashiyama is Tenryu-ji Temple and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. In summer, you will see the temple and its garden in green colors. You can also sit by the corridor of the temple to gaze into the pond and the blue skies and let your mind drift with the cicadas singing its melody.