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Yudonosan Shrine

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Address: 7 Tamugimata Rokujurimata, Tsuruoka 997-0532, Yamagata Prefecture

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A Very Cultural Site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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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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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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Address: 7 Tamugimata Rokujurimata, Tsuruoka 997-0532, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Tohoku  >  Yamagata Prefecture  >  Tsuruoka

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