Enjoy safflower culture
Yama-dera Temple is said to have been founded in December 860 by the priest Ennin (Jikaku Daishi) on the orders of Emperor Seiwa. Changing with each season, the views of the bare mountain face with its fantastically shaped rocks are truly breathtaking.
Through its connection with Mt. Hiei, Yama-dera Temple drew merchants from Omi, accelerating development of the safflower trade.
|Address||Yamadera, Yamagata Prefecture|
*Closes at 16:00 in winter
|Fees||一Fees apply for some facilities (Admission fees, etc.)|
|Car parking||Available (paid parking located nearby)|
|Access||Yamadera Station on the JR Senzan Line|
Yama-dera tourist guides provided by KIZAHASHIKAI
|Inquiries||Yama-dera Tourist Information Center (023-695-2816)|
|Fee||2,000 yen/person (*Does not include admission fee)|
Nearby site/facility information
Please refer to the YAMADERA Tourism Association website