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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

About 500 Rakan (Thervada Buddhism)

♦Even after 160 years, still beautifully standing Rakan figure.
Surrounded by green fields and serenity, there is Gyokuryu-In.
From a platform right in front of the mud-walled warehouse, you are able to see 16 Rakan statues around the Buddha. The best part is 500 Rakan figures and 33 Kannon, or the Goddess of Mercy jamming the walls from down on the floor to the top on the ceiling. They are all transported from Kyoto on 1800.
With its beautiul colors, some of them are stanging, and some of them are sitiing with all different faces and postures.

Details 500 Rakan (Thervada Buddhism)

Address:30 Kinpara, Takahata town, Higashi okitama county, Yamagata
Opening hour:9:30 a.m. - 6p.m.
Closed:From January to March. Thursdays
Entrance fee:200 Yen, Children (Elementary and Jr. high school students) 100 Yen
Parking:40 cars (free)

Access to 500 Rakan (Thervada Buddhism)

Access:2 minutes on foot from JR Rikusai Line Takaya staion.

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The place where beautiful Japanese nature and unique culture still remain.

Sightseeing in Yamagata Sightseeing in Yamagata

Spring:Cherry blossoms are at their best from April.
Summer:Hot. Visiting hamlet is recommended.
Fall:Beauty of the leaves when turned in autum. Imoni festivals everywhere!
Winter:Freezing cold with snow, and the trees will be coverd with them and ice.
Snow:Cold, but not as delicous as shaved ice.

So many things to see and experience throughout the year!

Gotta eat them! Gotta eat them!

Cherries:70% of cherries in Japan are produced in Yamagata Prefecture.
La France pears:The queen of the fruits is also Yamagata's best production.
Yonezawa Beef:As known as "Matsuzaka" of the west, and "Yonezawa" of the east.
Imoni:One of the local dishes of Yamagata which beef soup and taro roots are boiled and seasoned together.
Soba:Buckwheat noodles.
Cold ramen:Yamagata is the birthplace for cold ramen; the chinese noodle.

Yamagata food = delicacy of Japan

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