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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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  • This place is a perfect representation of Japan. It's off the beaten track. When we were here it started to snow. It was so beautiful and quiet. The scene was straight from a Japanese fairytale. The f...  more »
  • Five-story pagoda is round trip takes about 40 minutes from the entrance. And along the way falls walk Millennium cedar and the lovely trees in mind is washed. Will be three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japon, seen more tourists from foreign countries. I think you should bring lots of stone stairs, walking shoes.
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  • To pay a visit to snowy is there to climb this hill and harsh, but always feel so 11 months ago I went. Amulet wood of Cedar that is several hundred years old in this one vicariously through tags is a staple of the amulet in my house, so we have gotten me climbed several times a year,. Always a lot of power, becoming the best place to recharge body and mind. Also, home meals, hot springs is one of. Also, thank you again next year.
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