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Perhaps the most photographed buildings at Yamadera: Kaisando Hall and the red Nokyodo building.
Perhaps the most photographed buildings at Yamadera: Kaisando Hall and the red Nokyodo building.

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    Japan's Yamadera Risshakuji Temple

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Japan's Yamadera Risshakuji Temple

Those willing to climb the site's 1,015 stairs are rewarded with great views — and maybe even a bit of luck.

Japan's Yamadera Risshakuji Temple

Those willing to climb the site's 1,015 stairs are rewarded with great views — and maybe even a bit of luck.