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Holy hike to the top of Mt. Haguro via 2,446 stone steps and shojin ryori lunch

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Mt. Haguro in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, is one of three mountains of Dewa and a popular destination for those who want to immerse themselves in beautiful nature.

Attractions include

-Shinkyo Bridge and Suganotaki Waterfall

-Grandfather Cedar Tree

-Five-Storied Pagoda (National Treasure)

-Michelin Green Guide 3-Starred Cedar Forest

-Shojin Ryori (Vegetarian lunch)

You will feel refreshed and energized after completing the round trip of 2,446 stone steps, ascending and descending.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Tsuruoka Station

- In front of ticket gate of JR Tsuruoka Station. There is only one gate. Meeting point can be changed to "Shonai-Asahi bus stop" for the guests coming from Yamagata City area by highway bus.

09:30 AM

Ideha Bunka Museum

Park the car in the parking and get ready to hike. Start the hiking from Zuishinmon gate.

Highlights on the way to the summit are

-Five-Storied Pagoda (National Treasure)

-Grandfather Cedar Tree

-Shinkyo Bridge, Haraigawa River, Suganotaki Waterfall

-2,446 stone steps in the sacred cedar forest

11:00 AM

Reach the summit of Mt. Haguro and eat lunch at Saikan

Highlights are

-Sanjingosaiden shrine building with the thickest thatched roof in Japan

-Mirror pond

-Hachiko Shrine and other small "branch" shrines from all over Japan

-Sophisticated vegetarian cuisine including local vegetables picked in the mountains

12:30 PM

Start the descend of the stairs

01:30 PM

Back to Ideha Bunka Museum

Get on the car and head back to JR Tsuruoka Station.

The ending point can be changed to Shonai-Asahi bus stop for the guests going to Yamagata City area by highway bus

Ending Point

JR Tsuruoka Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee

transportation fee via TOYOTA Roomy

gasoline fee

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What‘s not included

Your travel insurance

Lunch - please pay at the restaurant for the guide's and your own lunch (2,750YEN per person, credit card accepted)

Toll fee - This tour doesn't use toll road but in case of changing the itinerary and drive toll roads, please cover the cost.

Tour Important Information

-You need to be physically fit as this tour involves a lot of walking and ups and downs of the stone steps. Some parts of the stairway are very steep

-Wear sneakers or walking shoes. Stone steps could be very slippery.

-Make sure to bring along some drinks for the walk

-Please take out travel insurance

-In case of light rain, this tour will proceed as scheduled

-In case of inclement weather, the guide will drive to the top of the mountain instead of hiking up the stone stairway.

-You need to take off your shoes at Saikan for lunch.

-Vegetarian dishes are served for lunch.

-For vegan or any food allergies, please notify the guide at least 2 days in advance.

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I'm available mainly during daytime from 8am to 5pm. Night time negotiable.


My area of guiding is northern part of Yamagata prefecture, namely Tsuruoka City, Sakata City, Shinjo City, Mikawa-machi, Shonai-machi, Yuza-machi.

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