#397 Yamadera

Yamadera is a temple located in Yamagata prefecture.

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The temple is a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty and a Historic Site.

山寺/yamadera literally means 山ーmountain 寺ーtemple.

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It was founded over 1000 years ago.

It’s popular because the famous poet Basho wrote a poem here.

You can still see his statue with an inscription of the poem.

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If you want to visit, check out Japan Guide.

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