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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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  • Thought you can climb in the trekking shoes snow deep gave way. Climb the boots and gear accordingly.
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  • Visit the beautiful green may be able and very nice. It is a place you feel refreshed, a devout. If the original Mikami if deified seems desirable to visit all the three mountains of DEWA, but old Shugendo tradition or time constraints is difficult, so take a look at the shrine that had improperly recommended that. You can able to haguro shrine using the toll road by car or some climbing down the mountain once is five-storied pagoda, walked down the stone steps from the sui Mikado is close. Harai River on the way to cleanse and waterfalls are worth a look. I think you review other street wear comfortable clothes.
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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 »