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Yamagata City, Mount Zao

Go by the Shinkansen! Snow Resorts in Japan

During the winter, Japan is covered in silvery snow as far as the eye can see, creating vast and spectacular landscapes. Depending on the region of Japan you’re visiting, you can enjoy snow-related activities for as long as late November through early May.

Yama-Dera (Hōjusan Risshakuji Temple)

This mountain temple, of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, is properly known as “Hōjusan Risshakuji Temple.”
It is a historical place, founded in 860 by Jikaku Daishi.
It is believed that, by climbing the stairs up the mountain one by one, desire and impurity are purged, helping you become a bright and sound person.