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Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka

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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. Add Mt. Haguro to your Tsuruoka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tsuruoka vacation planner.
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  • What buildings will meet the silence trees, made by people who are not disturbed, so it blends into the nature will make you feel.
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  • And climb easily at the back of the car, walk down pretty tight. I think thick cedar in the middle and five-storied pagoda is worth the walk.
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  • I felt while standing up, and overwhelmed by the DEWA Sanzan haguroyama (414 m) Mt. Gassan (1984 m) of Mt. yudono (1500 m) in large DW Festival Mikami winter cannot visit in the snow in Mt. Gassan, Mt. yudono and at the Summit of Mt. haguro say Mikami if deified after Japan's premier, could not be taken in places of power.
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