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Address: Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
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No pain no gain

I'd read there were about 2,000 steps so was prepared for a hard slog. It started off easy enough, with a waterfall, red bridge and then a pagoda that almost vanishes among the... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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I'd read there were about 2,000 steps so was prepared for a hard slog. It started off easy enough, with a waterfall, red bridge and then a pagoda that almost vanishes among the trees. After the pagoda, the real climb begins, with the steps going upwards for what seems like forever. But the path and the trees are so beautiful... More 

Thank IThkg
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Reaching the top of the mountain is not the main goal but to appreciate the things you find on your way to the top: pagoda, forest, waterfall, shires, ... At the top you will find the major attractions, food, drinks, toilet, a museum ,... You can reach the top by car, too, but I recommend making the effort by taking... More 

Thank Nomade_On_Earth
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Perfect activity to do over the course of an evening. The hike is quite intense as the steps are very short, but it is totally doable in less than 40 minutes. The elevation gain is only ~907 ft.

Thank bandazagorath
Aomori, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The day of our visit to Mt. Haguro shrine was rainy and grey, and so we drove to the summit in lieu of the preferred walk of about 2500 steps. The main shrine building is currently under renovation and thus obscured by scaffolding. The impressive thatched roof is apparently the thickest in Japan. A shop in the parking lot offers... More 

Thank Andrew1234
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

It's straight forward taking the bus up to Mt Haguro from Tsuruoka. The temple lodgings of Saikan are a good place to stay to explore and enjoy the temple, forest and nearby ancient wooden pagoda.

Thank ACSM11
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63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It's a leisure walk to see the old structures and pagoda. We were here in May and the weather is nice and the walk enjoyable. Look close to the vegetation around the area and you'll find a lot to see. There is also a nice water fall en route

Thank EddieLeungHK
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the best sights on the west coast, well worth the long climb up through the forest. The five story pagoda near the lower end of the path is one of the finest in Japan. An easier alternative to the 2460 stone steps up to Mt Haguro is to take the bus to the temple at the top and... More 

Thank Irlantilainen
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An easy bike ride from Tsuruoka following the bike path or I am sure there are buses there. You can lock your bike at the start of the walk. It's on a bend near a shop called Zuisin at roughly Touge-2 Haguromachi, Tsuruoka . The path of 2,466 stone steps takes you past the Pagoda through the 600-year-old sugi trees... More 

Thank Mark N
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We visited Mount Haguro (Dewa Sanzan) in august. We arrived there by bus, and slept in shokubo Saikan. The nature is wonderful here. The rooms at shokubo are spacious and very clean (like all the rooms in Japan). Also the shared bathroom is ok. But in the middle of the night a noise woke us up. It was really unpleasent.... More 

Thank barbara_zNovaGorica
Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Mt Haguro, is a beautiful area with a lovely walking trail, the trail up is hard work and just as hard on the way down, You will get tired and will need breaks, but the scenery is soooo good that breaks are worth it. I suggest 2-3 hours doing this trail up and down and looking around.

Thank DCx3

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