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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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  • Enjoyable temple area with a hike down to the pagoda and back up. Good with the autumn colours as a backdrop.  more »
  • Mt. Haguro is best accessed via the stairs walking trail. Over at various small shrines. Mt. Haguro and the whole building at the main shrine are very impressive. Great excursion options.
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  • Thought you can climb in the trekking shoes snow deep gave way. Climb the boots and gear accordingly.
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