Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka

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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  • My sister and I aimed to split the Dewa Sanzan (Haguro, Gassan, and Yudono) across three days. Haguro was said to take about 2 hours to climb up/down and so we did this hike at the end of our travel....  more »
  • Haguro-san, which symbolizes birth, was the easiest to access as buses take visitors right up to the summit before few buses move on to Gas-san. We took the first bus that departed at 6am and got...  more »
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