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Yudonosan Shrine

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The final step

Yudono-san is the last part of the Dewa Sanzan pilgrimage and represents rebirth. There are... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Heikki S
Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
Interesting temple complex

The temple guard was a bit touchy about where you stood but since nothing was in English we hadn't... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

Thank Heikki S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

1  Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 6 October 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...More

Thank DCx3
Reviewed 19 June 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...More

1  Thank BoxcarSmith
Reviewed 23 July 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...More

2  Thank Klasu_Hel
Reviewed 28 September 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...More

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