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Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-62-2356
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Reviewed July 23, 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

2  Thank yaotomehachiko
Reviewed June 22, 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

3  Thank Janis857
Reviewed May 11, 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

3  Thank JMAbcn
Reviewed April 18, 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

2  Thank Krystal B
Reviewed February 16, 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

2  Thank mowien
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed November 24, 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

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Reviewed November 6, 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

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Reviewed October 27, 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

Thank ageing-hippie
Reviewed August 29, 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

3  Thank Barry S
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Melissa R
April 8, 2018|
Response from Gary L |
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!
June 23, 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
April 17, 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.