Basho, the Haiku Master

Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉) is the most famous Haiku, Japanese style poem, master during early Edo period. He traveled all Japan, found beautiful sceneries and wrote poems on those spots. His famous travel is called "Okuno no Hosomichi, Narrow road to interior (this also means Oshu Region)."

Here is the spots where MustLoveJapan traced his travel.


Travel Information

Yamadera (山寺) is located in eastern mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. It is famous historic site with the mountain temples. Risshakuji Temple, also known as, Yamadera is one of the oldest temples in Japan. Temples are placed on the cliffside and the view from the bottom of the mountain are so unique and mysterious. It has great harmony of history and nature.

Tourist Info.
There is a parking and restroom.
Many gift shops and restaurants are around the station and the temple.

0. at Yamagata Station
1. use JR Senzan Line to Yamadera (19 min.)

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