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Yudonosan Shrine

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Address: 7 Tamugimata Rokujurimata, Tsuruoka 997-0532, Yamagata Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 235624727
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an interesting shrine experience

A very interesting experience. This is the last visit on the holy mountain tour. Frist is Haguro san, 2nd is Gassan and Yudonosan is the last, they all have a meaning and are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A very interesting experience. This is the last visit on the holy mountain tour. Frist is Haguro san, 2nd is Gassan and Yudonosan is the last, they all have a meaning and are supposed to be visited in this order. Yudonosan shrine is very strict and you must do as the monks tell you as this shrine is very sacred.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This site is worth the trip even if you aren't doing all of the Dewa sanzen. Naturally we cannot tell you what you will see or some very nasty dieties having a bad hair day will likely visit us both, but we can say that it is worth it. The clensing ceremony is part of the mandatory admission to the... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If I were reviewing just the shrine itself, I would give it only 2 stars. Its very touristic, there were busloads of tourists subjected to the 500y/person cleansing ceremony and then shuttled through the shrine, which is quite interesting. We did the whole dewa sanzan pilgrimage, which was excellent and one of my favourite experiences on our trip to japan.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

Having been to Gassan, Chokkai san and Yudonosan, Yodono san was unquestionably my least preferred. If you are goig for nature it is not especially impressive. It is very much a shrine (as part of Dewa sanzan that is to be expected) but it felt to me a money making venture rather than a holy place of nature. Many Japanese... More 

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