We introduce the ancient temple in Yamagata, Yamadera. The official name is Hojusan Risshakuji. It is founded by Jikaku Daishi Ennin, the high priest of Tendai Sect, in early Heian period. Yamadera is a sacred site with many strange rocks and bizarre stones, and temples and shrines dotted on the steep rock face. It is a famous historical representation of Tohoku. The various legends surrounding Ennin remain in the Yamadera, and the never-changing scenery since its founding more than 1000 years ago, invite us to approach the charm of Yamadera.