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Mt. Haguro

Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-62-2356
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Mt Haguro Pilgrim Walking Tour
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“the bus” (12 reviews)
“half way” (4 reviews)
“story pagoda” (4 reviews)
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Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
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+81 235-62-2356
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"the bus"
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"half way"
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"story pagoda"
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"temple lodging"
in 3 reviews
"great hike"
in 3 reviews
"hot bath"
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"early in the morning"
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"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"small restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"off the beaten track"
in 2 reviews
"rest stop"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
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"little bit"
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"steps"
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"climb"
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"journey"
in 6 reviews
"base"
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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

Thank JMAbcn
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Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank Krystal B
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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

1  Thank mowien
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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.

Thank Joel T
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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

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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

Thank Waspy79
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Reviewed 28 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

Thank ageing-hippie
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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

3  Thank Barry S
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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
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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
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Melissa R
9 April 2018|
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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!
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eikpinng
24 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
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rishiwise
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.
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