Yama-Dera (山寺, lit. meaning « Mountain Temple ») is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex, located in Yamagata prefecture, built on a small mountain. Founded during the 9th century AD at the beginning of the Heian Era, by Buddhist monk Ennin, Yama-Dera offers a 1 000 steps climb, with exceptional scenery throughout the whole ascension allowing for an incredible experience.
« At the top awaits a feeling that you’ll never experience, unless you climb. »
« 登らなければ味わえない感動が、そこにあります。 »
It’s that kind of experience.
Let’s find out more about this temple’s history and what is has to offer!