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Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka

#1 of 35 in Nature in Yamagata Prefecture
Must see · Mountain · Historic Site
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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