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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  • August 15, 2017
    I asked Bon. It will pay 400 Yen to go up to the top by car. Is the parking place included. A quick walk haguro shrine. On the thatched roof is decorated with a magnificent Lion spectacular and. Taste of the water lily pond.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The rise of the Shokaku mount since the bottom is tough, if you have children at a young age or have heart trouble, get off at the bus stop called Shokaku sanzan choten (羽黒三山頂点) you will arrive to the great red temple and the Saikhan restaurant. But the rise, even if it is a sporting event (according to my phone 5 km up narrow steps and on a steep slope) and mental (there is only a stop halfway to buy water bottles - 200yens room / to eat ice), is worth to be done because you find on your way to the small shinto temples dedicated to the gods various (easy delivery (, sabre, growing healthy children etc) and you will be guided by large century-old Cedars, including Jiji-sugi (grandfather Cedar), big old cedar more of a thousand years and the pagoda to five floors all two registered as national treasures. Nature extends to profusion, do so attention to insects (and horseflies). If you make this ascent summer, allow enough water and good shoes.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I went in the DEWA Sanzan climb sponsored by the religious organization of the shrine in Sendai. Seen in photo well and climb a little climb some great five-storied pagoda. At all unlike the Gassan climbed the day before, climbing the long staircase from which will go to the shrine, but so much stairs is not tight, easily reached in about one hour. I think people is not bad, pretty easy climbing. Poker in the middle of the stairs, which sell ice tea, and go take a break. Main hall thatched roof is gorgeous, wonderful stamp, so take a look at ask. A large stamp was 300 yen. You want to go take a look at again.
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