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Yudono-san is the last part of the Dewa Sanzan pilgrimage and represents rebirth. There are generally two ways to get to Yudono-san Shrine. The easy way is by car from the foot of the mountain. The other is from Gas-san. I took the later path...More
The temple guard was a bit touchy about where you stood but since nothing was in English we hadn't taken our shoes off at the designated area. He got about photography even from the outside so we called it a day. It's a nice walk...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More