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About Churen temple/ Atsushi Mori library

♦The old temple standing inbetween the sacred realm Mount Yudono and the everyday world.
Churen temple was built as a boundary between Mt. Shyoden and the everyday world.
It is said to be opened by Kukai, or Master of Kobo, and the body of Tesumon kaisyonin, a monk who has numerous legend is enshrined in here.
In the precinct of the temple, there are Astushi Mori library and literature monument for his honor who had a link by date with Cyuren temple.

Details Churen temple/ Atsushi Mori library

Address:92-1 Nakadai, Ohtsuna, Tsuruoka city, Yamagata
Opening hour:8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9a.m. - 4 p.m. between December and April)
Reservation:Needed for a group of more than 20 people
Closed:Churen temple opens everyday/ library close from December to April
Entrance fee:Admmision fee 500yen, children 300 yen, group of more than 30 400 yen, junior and high school students 400 yen, entrance fee for library 200 yen.
Pick up service:Available
Parking:(free) 100 cars

Access to Churen temple/ Atsushi Mori library

Access:30 minutes from Yamagata highway Gassan IC via R112.

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Yamagata info is the web site to introduce Yamagata Prefecture of Japan, mainly about the tourist attractions and hot springs which may help those who are planning on a trip to Yamagata.

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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