Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka

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#1 of 70 in Parks in Yamagata Prefecture
Hike the 2,466 stone steps to the summit of Mt. Haguro, the lowest of the Three Mountains of Dewa. Be transported through the ages as you ascend the time-worn steps, taking in the towering 600-year-old cedars and five-story pagoda built along the route--supposedly constructed without nails. At the top, inspect the shrine, the largest thatched building in the country and a pilgrimage site for the mountain-worshipping Yamabushi. Keep your eyes peeled on the route for the estimated 1,000-year-old cedar tree, with a trunk 10 m (32.8 ft) around. Plan to visit Mt. Haguro and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tsuruoka attractions using our Tsuruoka road trip planning app .
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  • Is the best 10 years Buri haguro five-storied pagoda of snow are also good haguro shrine Vermillion snow and enshrined Mikami, now represent the future in the past, many into the sanctuary and was able to visit the four in the five-story pagoda Vermillion after knowing that disappointed
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  • The walk up and down this mountain is well worth the effort but if you have time, a stay at the temple lodging up the top is the icing on the cake. Its likely you will have to ask a friendly japanese ...  more »
  • It is a climbing stone steps, a little over 2600. Meet tough and prepared for the climb. Is on the other side can go by car to the top, rather than the five-storied pagoda.
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