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[Basho's footsteps] Mt. Gassan

Mt. Gassan is the highest of the three sacred mountains of Dewa-san-zan. The mountain offers... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Origirl
Excellent visitor’s center!

My friends were skiing at the small hill here with their 5 year old (and a large group of fun and... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Sbrmatt
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Shonai-machi, Higashitagawa-gun 990-0700, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Mt. Gassan is the highest of the three sacred mountains of Dewa-san-zan. The mountain offers stretching green valleys, alpine flowers, small lacs... I tremendously enjoyed my hike! On the way to Mt. Gassan, I was lucky to meet an amazingly fit 86 years old. He...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

My friends were skiing at the small hill here with their 5 year old (and a large group of fun and polite visiting high school students). I though a snowshoe trip through the 4 meters of snow up to some of the temple areas was...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

庄内地方を代表する山の一つ。登山可能なシーズンは夏の数か月しかなく、それ以外は分厚い雪に閉ざされるが、それでも毎年のように登山客が絶えない。地表がうだるような真夏の暑さでも、山頂の涼しさは、下界の暑さを忘れさせてくれるだろう。 夏季は、八合目の駐車場まで車もしくはバスで行くことが出来る。そこから少し歩いたところにペアリフトが設置されている。ペアリフト上駅から山頂への山道は2時間程度であり、山頂の山小屋で一泊しなくても、行程次第で日帰りで登ることが出来る。ただ、山頂から臨む朝日・夕焼け、それに照らされる遠方に佇む鳥海山の姿は、この世のものとは思えない絶景だ。その景色を臨むのであれば、是非とも山頂の山小屋で一泊することをお勧めしたい。 しかし、月山の山頂はかなりの確率で雲が立ち込めているため、朝日や夕焼けを見るのは容易ではない。こればかりは運を天に任せるしかない。もし見ることが出来たなら、それはこの上ない幸運に恵まれていると言うべきだろう。 Mt.Gassan is one of the mountains representing the Shonai region in Yamagata. Generally you can climb it only a few months in the summer, in other seasons, it is closed by thick snow. If you climb the mountaintop, you can feel the...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Gassan is the second of the Dewa Sanzan holy mountains, representing death in the cycle of birth-death-rebirth. Like Haguro-san, it is somewhat easily accessible with a bus or car taking you to the 8th station (80% up the mountain) from where you have to continue...More

Thank Heikki S
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

So this is not exactly your ski resort style place. This was a small set up 1 chairlift around a 15min ride to the top. For us who knew this was the end of the season finding an ice laden slope was gold. We had...More

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The most cost-effective way would, of course, be walking. It takes a lot of time and is only suitable if you have the time and the physical preparation for it. You would have to walk on the same road as cars drive on, so... More
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