Yamadera Temple

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Yamadera Temple
Yamadera Temple (Photo: Stefanus Husin / JT)

Yamadera is a temple complex on a mountain top northeast of the city of Yamagata in the prefecture of the same name. Its official name is Risshakuji, but it is largely known as Yamadera (literally the" mountain temple ") as it climbs up a steep mountain over several levels It is considered a place of particular beauty and is a registered historical site.



4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata city, Yamagata prefecture 999-3301, Japan (Map) (Directions)


8:00 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

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
Holidays 8:00 - 17:00

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General Amenities

  • Prayer rooms


Yamadera is served by its own self-named train station, which is located on the JR Senzan line that connects Yamagata City and Sendai.

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