Risshaku-ji Temple (Yama-dera)

Travel Guide - Risshaku-ji Temple (Yama-dera)

Information

Risshaku-ji Temple, or also called Yamadera, was constructed in 860 by Ennin (Jikaku Daishi) as a branch of Enryaku-ji Temple in Mt. Hiei-zan, Kyoto.
Most of the temple's buildings were once burnt out at the end of the Muromachi period (1336 - 1573), but they were restored in 1543.

Near the Sanmon gate at the foot of the mountain, there are a total of 1,050 stone steps which lead to the Okunoin hall on the top.
At the back of the temple grounds, there is a tiny Nokyo-do hall stands on the high cliff.
Its scenery is breathtaking and looks like a piece of ink-painting.

Opening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes walk from JR Yamadera Station

Address / Location

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Tweets

Ashia @AshiaLafine - 2021-02-13
Risshaku Temple. That is a warning to not scribble on the wall, guys. Please respect other people's cultural herita… https://t.co/dd63lCDU4L
Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-09-19
@Der_Ring_ I wondered which I should go, Risshaku temple or soba restaurant.
I was very hungry at that time...😋
https://t.co/J3hEqp3doG
⚠️stop WOKID-19⚠️ @Der_Ring_ - 2020-09-15
@SnufkinJapanes1 So beautiful!!!

Are you planing to go to Yamadera and visit the Hojuzan Risshaku Temple on the t… https://t.co/1mXCokVK8i
Bugetteer @Bugetteer - 2020-05-26
Hojuzan Risshaku Temple, Yamadera, Japan (May 2019) from https://t.co/17y4lXm0Tk Start budgeting for your vacation… https://t.co/nSFckxHRZk
TANOSHIMU.Japan @TANOSHIMU_Japan - 2019-07-05
My first introduction is 'Risshaku Temple' built on the rocky mountain of Yamagata in 860 years (about 1200 years a… https://t.co/HI3mddEzAd
Rose Turck @AngryAria - 2019-05-01
Stamps from the last day of Heisei and the first day of Reiwa. Uesugi Shrine in Yonezawa and Risshaku Temple in Yam… https://t.co/QVRACXie6m
Nicole Clement @w36500days - 2019-04-02
River crossing along the way to the Hojuzan Risshaku Temple.

#explore #Japan #roadtrip #travel #drivetothrive… https://t.co/1pLitnV2mS
Nicole Clement @w36500days - 2018-08-14
Day 5.
Hojuzan Risshaku Temple, ~ 1hr from Yamagata City. It is an amazing hike with 1,015 stairs. The views are st… https://t.co/HYElAWlVta
wageslaverouge @wageslaverouge3 - 2017-07-29
I dropped off at Yamadera 'Temple at mountain' station.
I eill visit that temple 'Risshaku ji' https://t.co/ymNT5zfI94
James Harrison @jameswlh - 2016-11-29
At the top of Risshaku-ji Mountain Temple. 😅🏞🗻🇯🇵 #japan #mountain #temple #shrine #forest #pine… https://t.co/bqE8YqcVlN
James Harrison @jameswlh - 2016-11-28
Only a few thousand more steps to the top of Risshaku-ji Mountain Temple. 😅🏞🗻🇯🇵 #japan… https://t.co/CKEJyLixPg
ちゃた @oni2oni2 - 2016-08-01
from the top of the Risshaku-temple. so humid https://t.co/pnTEj5IVdX
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-25
'Nio-Mon' (仁王門)

It's the gate to protect Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple from evils.

It was build in 1848.... https://t.co/wBG2nCL0bI
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-25
'Nio-Mon' (仁王門)

It's the gate to protect Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple from evils.

It was build in… https://t.co/iYr4TO16en
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-25
'Nio-Mon' (仁王門)

It's the gate to protect Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple from evils.

It was build in 1848.

Yamagata https://t.co/PCSwrK9VRt
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-23
'Konpon-Chudo'
(根本中堂)

It's the main hall of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It was build in 1356.

Yamagata, Japan https://t.co/k6QVB01bsG
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-23
'Konpon-Chudo'
(根本中堂)

It's the main hall of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It's the oldest wooden building made... https://t.co/8ar1grOsUP
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-23
'Konpon-Tyudo'
(根本中堂)

It's the main hall of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It's the oldest wooden… https://t.co/mMgOCXPvVA
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-18
'Sanmon' (山門)

It's a main gate of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It is said that this gate was build during 1192... https://t.co/AlPHPzCn2C
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-18
'Sanmon' (山門)

It's a main gate of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It is said that it was build during 1192~1333. https://t.co/bxy5XdipT0
washina 和品 @washina_Japan - 2015-11-17
'Sanmon' (山門)

It's a main gate of Yamadera Risshaku-ji temple.

It is said that this gate was… https://t.co/f2NS6guL5H
JP Rail.com @jprailcom - 2015-09-12
This is Risshaku-ji temple that is as known as Yamadera.
It's located between #Yamagata and #Sendai. http://t.co/ULoeFA0655
Tabs @TabsMEase - 2015-09-10
I hiked up that mountain today in the rain to explore Risshaku-ji Temple… https://t.co/4rO9984sVW
謙士郎 @tomokenshirou - 2015-08-02
“Where there is no temple there shall be no homes in Japan'
Photo:Risshaku-ji-temple in the summer. http://t.co/EqaXleLz6I
JP Rail.com @jprailcom - 2015-02-22
Risshaku-ji temple, a.k.a. Yamadera, is one of highlights in Tohoku region. It's located at the cliff and has... http://t.co/PEiURgSuZl