Risshaku-ji Temple Risshaku-ji Temple Risshaku-ji Temple Risshaku-ji Temple


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A Tendai sect temple located in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture. As the ”temple of cutting away bad omens”, it is an important center of faith from days past. The 300-meter-tall ”slide” that was built in 1950 as a mean of transportation remains to this day (However sliding is not allowed).

  • Address

    4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata, Yamagata

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours

    8:00 - 17:00

  • Closed


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  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    A variety of events are available in each of the four seasons. There is one on 31st December where you can ring the watch‐night bell.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Seven minutes walk from JR Senzan line' "Yamadera Station."

    About 30 minutes from JR "Yamagata Station" or "Yamagata Airport."

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