Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka

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#1 of 50 in Parks in Yamagata Prefecture
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. Plan to visit Mt. Haguro and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tsuruoka attractions using our Tsuruoka road trip planning app .
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  • We visited Mt Haguro during a New Years Eve festival. It was simply amazing and a very cultural experience.  more »
  • We travelled from Sendai which involved 2 bus journeys and about 3 hours to get there from Sendai. The first leg which terminated at Tsuruoka was quite a scenic drive with a local bus continuing on fr...  more »
  • Since ancient times known as the letter of thanks of the Shugendo, DEWA Sanzan group, Mt. haguro, Yamagata Prefecture is Mt. Gassan, Mt. haguro, Mt. yudono collectively. I want to taste the mystical sense didn't travel to shrines and temples is to suddenly climb Mt. haguro of the three mountains of DEWA. Us deified appeared and continue to climb to the endless treasure pagoda 2400 is very large with thatched Gassan, Mt. yudono, haguro Sanja was enshrined. It was a foreigner who came from abroad and experience reincarnation journey all the way thought Shugendo in white has climbed many.
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