Yamadera Yamagata, Japan - Top Travel Destination

Yamadera

山寺

City: Yamagata

Station:

Yamadera

Address: Yamadera, Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture

Phone: 023-695-2816

Website: http://www.yamaderakankou.com/

 

In the midst of the beautiful mountains, there is a temple called Yamadera which provides a beautiful scenery.

Yamadera can be literally translated as the temple of mountains in Japanese.

Yamadera was built in 860 as a temple of Risshakuji, the Tendai sect.

This temple is famous as Matsuo Basho, a known poet visited this place to compose haiku.

Therefore, visitors can see a statue of Basho and an inscription of his haiku in the temple grounds.

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