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馃崄鉀╋笍 A short train ride away from either Sendai or Yamagata City, stands 饾棝饾椉饾椃饾槀饾槆饾棶饾椈 饾棩饾椂饾榾饾榾饾椀饾棶饾椄饾槀 饾棫饾棽饾椇饾椊饾椆饾棽, also commonly known as Yamadera. Exactly as the name (lit. "mountain temple") suggests, this temple is built into the side of a mountain. As I braved the gazillion steps to the top, I was humbled by the dozens of elderly climbing along with me. To my defense, after 1 week into my trip, I feel I should point out that my feet are wrapped in plasters from all the blisters I got from walking. The view from the top was breathtaking and well worth the climb (which is in fact not as difficult as I make it sound, and a round trip can be completed in around 1h). 馃崣 饾棪饾棶饾椈饾槆饾棶饾椂 饾椂饾椇饾椉饾棻饾棶饾椈饾棿饾椉. After the climb, head to 饾棙饾椈饾棻饾椉 to try their shop's specialty soup. Leeks and mushrooms (sanzai), together with potato dumplings (imodango) are simmered in a delicious savoury soup that make for a perfect seasonal restoring snack. 馃帿 Admission Fee: 300楼 https://www.yamadera.co.jp/osyokuji.html

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Yamadera, Yamagata, 999-3301, Japan

+81 23 695 2002

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