Traverse the mountains
The Spiritual Core of Japan
Here you’ll find a gallery featuring all the best spots in Yamagata, the spiritual hub of Japan.
Risshakuji is the name of the temple hanging off the edge of a cliff in Yamadera that is one of the most picturesque temples around.
The five-storied pagoda and stone stairway amongst the towering cedar trees of Mt. Haguro are an unmissable sight.
Said to be the border between this world and the next, Mt. Gassan represents the world of the afterlife.
The most sacred of the three Dewa Sanzan, the object of worship on Mt. Yudono is too mystical to describe.
Training monks for over 1150 years, Zenpoji Temple is one of the best places for an ez