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Yudonosan Shrine

Summary
is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa (modern-day Yamagata Prefecture). The Yudonosan Shrine, the most holy of the Dewa Sanzan shrines, is located on the mountain. Pilgrims have to enter the shrine itself barefoot, and photography is not allowed. Due to heavy winter snowfall, the mountain and shrine are inaccessible for long periods of the year. Yudonosan Shrine Yudonosan Shrine (湯殿山神社) is an important Beppyo shrine and one of the Three Mountains of Dewa. The shrine is unique in that it has no main building, but instead uses the mountain itself as a Kannabi, or a rock as an Iwakura. It is located in a valley between Mount Yudono and Shinakurasan Mountain. Yudonosan is the final destination in the Shugendo pilgrimage between all the mountains and is also associated with meeting potential spouses. The mountain itself, Mount Yudono, is highly regarded as a training ground for ascetic discipline, and many yama
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