Ascending the 1,015 steps to the summit of Risshaku-ji (Yamadera Temple) allows one to have a magnificent view of the valley. Risshaku-ji means “mountain temple” and it was founded in 860 to oversee the Tendai Buddhism Sect in Tohoku. The temple is made up of shrines, gates and monuments that have strong religious significance.
For those who truly want to experience the real Japan, Tohoku region is a good place to start. Despite progressive changes over the past centuries in Japan, Tohoku has retained a uniquely authentic feel by preserving its traditional way of life and culture.
With rich history that can be traced back to the 7th century, Tohoku is truly a hidden gem for those who appreciate a relaxed holiday in a pure and rustic environment. Each attraction has a story to tell, and every culture a special place in the community.