Explore Mt. Haguro

7,000JPY〜(Excluding Tax) Location:
Yamagata Yamagata


Event Date(s):Year around
Activity Length:Approximately 5 hours
Venue:Tsuruoka station
Price: 7,000 yen
Minimum Participants:2


Wander through the ancient cedar forest along 2,446 stone steps on what is known as the mountain of the present. Mt. Haguro is one of the Dewa Sanzan, a group of three holy mountains that have been the sight of an ancient pilgrimage known as the journey of rebirth since they were first enshrined over 1,400 years ago.

During this tour we will explore the history and mysteries of this sacred land and make our way up to the top of this mountain where we will make a prayer at the Dewa Sanzan Shrine and dine on traditional shojin ryori, the traditional cuisine of the Yamabushi monks who continue to train on the Dewa Sanzan to this day.

This experience is led by Derek Yamashita, a resident of the Shonai Region who has climbed this mountain over a hundred times and presented about the rich history of the Dewa Sanzan and the Yamabushi on NHK World.

A special two day Yamabushi training program is also available here.
This program is led by Derek and Yamabushi monks on Mt. Haguro.

■Experience at A Glance:
・Walk up the ancient stone trail up Mt. Haguro.
・Explore an ancient and serene cedar forest with trees up to 1,000 years old.
・See the Five-story Pagoda in the dense forest.
・Make a prayer at the Sanjin Gosaiden Shrine.
・Dine on shojin ryori in a temple restaurant.
・Return down the mountain or take a bus back to the base.

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