♦Tranquil and beautiful temple loved by Basyo Matsuo, the haiku poet.
One of Matsuo Basyo's most popular haiku was written here. About 1100 years ago, Rissyaku temple was constructed by Enin, or Zikaku Daihi nowadays called Yamadera.
Going up 1050 steps of stone stair is not that easy, yet in its half way, there is Semizuka where Basyo's haiku is carved and its sacred atomosphere is worth visiting.
- Address:4456 Yamadera, Yamagata city, Yamagata
Opening hour:8a.m. - 5p.m.
Entrance fee:300 yen/ 200 yen (group of more than 30 people)
Parking:(500 yen) 150 cars
Access to Yamadera
Access:7 minutes on foot from JR Yamadera station