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Spiritual journeys

In Yamagata, there are many "power spots" imbued with the power of nature, including waterfalls, giant trees, and more, in addition to shrines! Visit these spiritual spots and infuse yourself with power.


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Risshaku-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

Risshaku-ji Temple is popularly known as Yamadera (Mountain Temple). The rocky mountain …

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Risshaku-ji Temple

Sennindo - Sotokawa Shrine

  • Mogami Area

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Sennindo - Sotokawa Shrine

Shirabu Falls

  • Okitama Area

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Shirabu Falls

Daishoji Temple

  • Okitama Area

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Daishoji Temple

Gassan Shrine

  • Shonai Area

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Gassan Shrine

Maruiikesama Pond

  • Shonai Area

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Maruiikesama Pond

Genso no Mori

  • Mogami Area

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Genso no Mori

Tall Cedar Tree in Kosugi

  • Mogami Area

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Tall Cedar Tree in Kosugi

Wakamatsu-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

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Wakamatsu-ji Temple

Kumano Taisha Shrine

  • Okitama Area

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Kumano Taisha Shrine

Sekiyama Waterfall

  • Murayama Area

Sekiyama Waterfall is a 15-metre wide waterfall dropping 10 metres over a unique rocky s…

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Sekiyama Waterfall

Yudonosan Shrine

  • Shonai Area

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Yudonosan Shrine

Uesugi Jinja Shrine

  • Okitama Area

Uesugi Jinja Shrine was built on the grounds of the former Yonezawa Castle to enshrine K…

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Uesugi Jinja Shrine

Tamasudare Falls

  • Shonai Area

Legend has it that the renowned priest Kobo Daishi discovered and named Tamasudare (bead…

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Tamasudare Falls

Mt. Haguro

  • Shonai Area

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Mt. Haguro
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