About Soko temple
♦Zen temple with long history and rare "Kinokosugi".
Built in 1384, Sokou temple is popular for 120 of "Kinokosugi" (Japanese cedar to grow mushrooms) lined up on the approach to the temple.
Theses kinokosugi of more than 350 years old have been tending by the chief priest from generation to generation. There are many other things to see such as beautiful Japanese garden or the carving of transom window.
Details Soko temple
- Address:8 Sokou terasawa, Sakata city, Yamagata
Opening hour:9:00 ~ 17:00
Entrance fee:admission fee for garden 300 yen, children 100 yen, highschool students 200 yen, 1% discount for a group of more than 20b people.
Access to Soko temple
Access:toward Amarume town from Yamagata highway Sakata IC via R47, 30 minutes on prefectural highway toward Matsuyama town.
About Yamagata info.
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
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!
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.
Cold ramen:Yamagata is the birthplace for cold ramen; the chinese noodle.
Yamagata food = delicacy of Japan
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Links related to Yamagata
Yamagata Prefecture official web site
Japan Railways in eastern Japan
About information in the site
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