Mt. Gassan, Shonai-machi

Mount Gassan is the highest of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa (modern-day Yamagata prefecture). The Gassan Shrine stands at the mountain's summit, 1984 meters above sea level.Due to heavy winter snowfall, the mountain and shrine are inaccessible for long periods of the year; however, skiing is possible on the mountain from April to mid-summer.
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  • Mt. Gassan is the highest of the three sacred mountains of Dewa-san-zan. The mountain offers stretching green valleys, alpine flowers, small lacs... I tremendously enjoyed my hike! On the way to Mt. G...  more »
  • My friends were skiing at the small hill here with their 5 year old (and a large group of fun and polite visiting high school students). I though a snowshoe trip through the 4 meters of snow up to som...  more »
  • It is needless to Atsushi Mori's "Gassan", also said that a spiritual prop for Yamagata Prefecture along with ZAO "peak". Summer skiing is famous for climbing beginners to experience the mountain easy. You can go by car until comparing it easily shed, in about four hours trekking enjoying flowers such as lilies, to admire the views.
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  • Hiked this mountain during last summer up to the shrine at the top. The trail is not difficult and the landscape is amazing lush green with several volcanic rocks and ponds.
  • September 2013
  • One of the mountains representing the Shonai region. But still every year climbers nuclaer henceforward not possible climbing season only a few months of summer, but otherwise thick snow. Would ground a sweltering midsummer heat but cool mountaintop is forget heat of the Earth. Summer goes up to 8th level parking by car or bus you can. The pair installed a short walk from there. Station pair on the trail to the Summit is about 2 hours and having to spend the night in a mountain hut, climb on a day trip in the process as soon as you can. Asahi, however, view from the Summit, chokai mountain in the sunset, illuminated remote is a great thing in this world I don't think. Want to suggest that if its views in the all night in the hut at the Summit. But it is not easy to Gassan mountain, chances are good you get lots of clouds, Sun and sunsets to see. But if this is luck leave to chance. If you could see if it was on this should say and no luck. Mt.Gassan is one of the mountains representing the Shonai region in Yamagata. Generally you can climb it only a few months in the summer, in other seasons, it is closed by thick snow. If you climb the mountaintop, you can feel the magnificent nature of the mountain and may be released from the unpalatable heat of the lower world. In the summer, you can go to the parking area at eighth station of the mountain by car or bus (For the other seasons, you can n OT be used it basically). There is a lift station in the place you walk a little from the parking. It is approximately 2 hours from the terminal station of the lift to the mountaintop. Depending on your journey, you can go to the mountaintop on a day trip. Still I recommend you to stay overnight in a mountain hut at the mountaintop. Because the scenery of Mt.Chokai seen from the mountaintop, the scenery of sunrise, and the scenery of sunset are as the h eaven! However, the possibility that the mountaintop of Mt.Gassan is covered with thick clouds is quite high. If you can see the magnificent scenery of sunrise or sunset, you should be said to be the owner of good luck.
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  • Summit is a shrine, but crust is Stone Shrine gate residence next to the shrine from pressure inside and located on the mountainside. Long-awaited so let's touch us. A good Memorial.
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  • It is a bathroom-YAMAGAMI by ascent. Climb down in two hours 10 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes in the parking lot was. Mount Gassan is really nice. Weather often combine snow is cool fun climbing, more congratulation in the Gassan shrine the shrine. Purification fee is 500 yen. Because in order to visit before haguro shrine, that is a bathroom-YAMAGAMI Gassan shrine to the next. Since bathroom shrine held a ritual was undertaken. The best 1 day.
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