What to Expect
Established more than 1000 years ago, Yamadera is one of popular tourist destinations in Yamagata.
You climb up more than 1,000 stone steps. It is a good exercise! You will see oddly shaped rocks, stone statues and lanterns as you climb up steps surrounded by big trees.
At some places, such as Godaido, you savoir wonderful scenery.
After Yamadera, you visit a tourist orchard. Yamagata is famous for fruits cultivation, so you will enjoy fresh and delicious fruits, such as cherries, grapes,and apples, depending on the season.
We take a taxi from Yamadera Station to orchard then return to the station and walk to the southern hill located across the station. You will appreciate the entire view of Yamadera there. It is wonderful!