Yamadera day trip
An atmospheric temple complex clinging to the steep mountainside.
If you're travelling to Sendai in October, be sure to make a day trip to the temple complex Yamadera which has spectacular autumn colours. Literally ?mountain temple' Yamadera is a steep hillside dotted with interesting temple buildings built into the rock face many of which command sweeping views across the valley. There are around a thousand steps to the top of the mountain, but with great photo opportunities and a peaceful, spiritual atmosphere.
Tohoku's most famous visitor the haiku master Matsuo Basho wrote these lines on visiting Yamadera:
Ah this silence
sinking into the rocks
voice of cicada.
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Yamadera day trip
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