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Mt. Haguro

Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-62-2356
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Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-62-2356
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stayed two days in Tsuruoka and enjoyed both the aquarium and Mt Haguro. The Mt Haguro hike is absolutely gorgeous and spiritual! It winds through a forest of cedars, some a 1000 years old! Along the way are several shrines, the five story pagoda...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We had a rental car and decided to walk up instead of driving to the top. The consequence is that one has to walk down too. Interesting to see the many pilgrims doing the climb accompanied by some leader blowing a seashell horn. The climb...More

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The walk is spectacular yet has three steep areas of steps so be prepared with drinks and go at the right pace for you. The walk takes about one hour observing the scenery although going downhill it is less than 30 minutes. A very popular...More

1  Thank althebackpacker
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Haguro-san (Mt. Haguro) is the first part of the Dewa Sanzan pilgrimage. Haguro-san represents birth in the Shugendo birth-death-rebirth cycle. The mountaintop is accessible by car, or bus but I would recommend taking the walking path for the authentic experience. The walking path starts near...More

1  Thank Heikki S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Rainy morning was probably not the best moment to visit here. Dark photos and not that great inner peace due wet clothing. But still, I can sense the greatness of this area. So beautiful - and remember, active and working holy place. So check out...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Friends took us to Mt. Haguro for a brief walk. We didn't have a lot of time, but we enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the location. It was sunny, but the stone stairway is surrounded by tall cedar trees, so it was a pleasant...More

Thank Daba2010
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Enjoyable temple area with a hike down to the pagoda and back up. Good with the autumn colours as a backdrop.

1  Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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 famous pagoda is the first temple at the bottom...More

Thank wvzjxq
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I never heard or knew anything about Mt. Haguro when I studied abroad in Tokyo for a year. I would visit Nikko and Yamanashi Prefecture to get away from the city, but the crowds never let me forget that I was very close to the...More

1  Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The location of this temple lodging is very much the key to the special experience you may have here. It is also the reason why you should prepare beforehand. As you may have understood there a two ways of reaching the monastery that is sitting...More

2  Thank sinjoorAntwerp
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24 June 2017|
Response from sinjoorAntwerp | Reviewed this property |
hello, I am very sorry but I cannot answer your question as I do not live in the area. I assume yes, and I would suggest you use Google maps to find out : they offer adequate information on how to get from one place to... More
17 April 2017|
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Response from Derek Y | Reviewed this property |
Or you can fly from Haneda Airport and cut your trip down significantly. Flight is 1 hour. But unless you rent a car from the airport, the taxi would be expensive.
susan g
5 April 2017|
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Response from wvzjxq | Reviewed this property |
The train station is about 30 min from Mt Haguro. The bus station is right outside the train station, but I don't know the schedule for the bus to Mt Haguro. The bus stops right in front of the pagoda at the bottom of Mt... More