Risshaku-ji is a temple which is located in Yamagata city, Yamagata prefecture. It is called as “Yamadera”, founded in 860 AD by the priest Ennin. This is one of temples which creates a famous pilgrimage course in Tohoku area (Northern Japan) which consists of Chuson-ji (Iwate prefecture), Motsu-ji (Iwate prefecture), and Zuigan-ji (Miyagi prefecture). There are some items and buildings which are classified as Important Cultural Properties of Japan such as Risshaku-ji chudo and Mokuzo Yakushi Nyoraizazo.
Since this temple clings to the steep rocky hillsides, you can see the beautiful views and have fun as hiking. Why don’t you try to visit there?
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