Karamatsu Kannon temple
The Karamatsu Kannon temple is one of the Ten Scenic Views of Yamagata City.
It is said that the statue of Sho Kannon, said to have brought by Princess Toyomaru according to the legend of Charcoal-grilled Tota, was enshrined in a rock cave.
The temple was modeled after Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto and was described in the travelogue of the literary figure Heishu Hosoi.
Nearby is the original Nabetaro giant pot which was used for Yamagata’s Imoni Festival.
*It is in an architectural style in which the building is built on top of the floor fixed with long pillars and piers on land where there are large height differences, such as cliffs and such.
- Karamatsu Kannon Temple
Shakado, Yamagata City
About 17 minutes from Yamagata Station