Small Group Yamadera Mountain Walk in Yamagata

Yamadera Temple is known as a power spot for not only the Yamabushi mountain monks but also among the local population. So having a local guide to show you the hidden, and often overlooked, areas of the complex is the perfect way to experience this sacred location.
After that, you can experience firsthand the calming and meditative practices of meditation and experience sutra calligraphy.
Lastly you can nourish your body and soul like a local with a delicious soba lunch.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Yamagata, Japan
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours




Yamadera Temple is known as a power spot for not only the Yamabushi mountain monks but also among the local population. So having a local guide to show you the hidden, and often overlooked, areas of the complex is the perfect way to experience this sacred location.
After that, you can experience firsthand the calming and meditative practices of meditation and experience sutra calligraphy.
Lastly you can nourish your body and soul like a local with a delicious soba lunch.

Itinerary

Translated literally, the name Yamadera means “mountain temple”, which is a fitting name for this renowned temple complex among the mountains of Yamagata. Embark upon a journey through wooded paths that have been trekked upon by local monks for over a thousand years and that are known to inspire profound feelings of reflection and tranquility; afterwards, enjoy a lunch of locally made soba noodles known to nourish both the body and the soul of the eager pilgrim. Whether you are joining a session of zazen meditation or trying your hand at sutra calligraphy, spirituality and inner peace are within your grasp at Yamadera.

Stop At:

• Risshaku-ji Temple, 4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301 Yamagata Prefecture