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Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I have traveled to Mt. Haguro in the middle of July. I was looking forward to getting away from busy Tokyo life, so stepping trough the gates into the tranquil forest immediately made me feel at ease. Path to the summit consisting of 2,446 stone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank yaotomehachiko
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Beautiful and important mountain temple surrounded by old giant trees. For anyone over 50, this is a tough climb on uneven steps, with no handrail. Good to bring a walking stick, or you can get one at the little cafe half-way up.Nice to pause for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Janis857
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

early in the morning to avoid crowds we took the bus at Tsuruoka and stopped at Zuishimon, the start of this wonderful place it's a paved path of 2,446 steps that take you to the top of Mt. Haguro, where there are some temples, a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank JMAbcn
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We did this walk in April when it was outside the busy period so it was lovely and peaceful with hardly any other people. It's a beautiful walk lined with huge cedar trees. The stone path apparently took 13 years to build and it's quite...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The walk up and down this mountain is well worth the effort but if you have time, a stay at the temple lodging up the top is the icing on the cake. Its likely you will have to ask a friendly japanese speaking person to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank mowien
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Mt Haguro during a New Years Eve festival. It was simply amazing and a very cultural experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank joelctaylor
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

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 from the same bus station. The first part of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My Japanese girlfriend was sceptical about the visit to this region just to climb a mountain (I had initially wanted to do all three in Dewar San) but we both agreed after we had done it that it was well worthwhile. Negotiating the bus route...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

With a bus to the bottom and a bus back from the top, an ideal walk for lazy walkers. Well we can do the up, not so keen on the down! Beautiful atmosphere among the cedar trees, pagoda stunning. Well worth doing if you are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Melissa R
8 April 2018|
Response from GaryL537 |
Hi Melissa yes you can do this. If you call into the Tsuruoka info centre they will give you a bud timetable. But you could walk up and down!
23 June 2017|
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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