[Special Event] Shijikairo (Tohoku’s Four-Temple Pilgrimage) (Yamadera Risshaku-ji Temple)

[Shijikairo (Tohoku’s Four-Temple Pilgrimage)]

A monk by the name of Jikaku Daishi Ennin established this temple during the Heian period (794-1185) with the support of Zuigan-ji Temple in Matsushima, Risshaku-ji Temple in Yamadera and Chuson-ji Temple and Motsu-ji Temple in Hiraizumi. Famed poet Matsuo Basho also visited these four temples during the Edo period (1603-1868), penning his travel memoir, Oku no Hosomichi, during his journey.

[Salvation at the four temples]

On the occasion of the Tohoku DC event, a priest from each temple will offer blessings.

[Date and Time]

・The second Sunday of the month: 13:00 (about 20 minutes)

・Sunday, April 11: Risshaku-ji Temple and Motsu-ji Temple

 Sunday, May 9: Zuigan-ji Temple and Chuson-ji Temple

 Sunday, June 13: Motsu-ji Temple

 Sunday, July 11: Zuigan-ji Temple and Motsu-ji Temple

 Sunday, August 8: Risshaku-ji Temple and Chuson-ji Temple

 Sunday, September 12: Zuigan-ji Temple and Chuson-ji Temple

[How to apply]

Limited the first 30 people on the day of the event (one of several measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection)

[Admission fee]



This program may be cancelled depending on the status of COVID-19 infection.

General Information

[Admission fee]
Adult: 300 yen
Middle & high school student: 200 yen
Child (4 years old and above): 100 yen
Opening Times
April 1 to November 30: 8:00-17:00 (last admission: 16:00)
December 1 to March 30: 8:00-15:00
5-minute walk from JR Yamadera Station to the trailhead
Car Park
Please use the nearby paid parking lots.
Official Website
Hoshuyama Risshaku-ji Temple


Risshaku-ji Temple: Sanmon Temple Office
Telephone Number