Risshakuji Temple

Risshakuji Temple

Risshakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Risshakuji Temple
"立石寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県山形市大字山寺4456-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yamagata-Kita I.C. on the Yamagata Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 023-695-2843


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A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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