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Address: Haguromachi Toge, Tsuruoka 997-0211, Yamagata Prefecture
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Good walk and relaxing

Enjoyable temple area with a hike down to the pagoda and back up. Good with the autumn colours as a backdrop.

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Enjoyable temple area with a hike down to the pagoda and back up. Good with the autumn colours as a backdrop.

Thank LondonTell
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a perfect representation of Japan. It's off the beaten track. When we were here it started to snow. It was so beautiful and quiet. The scene was straight from a Japanese fairytale. The famous pagoda is the first temple at the bottom and only takes 10 minutes easy walk from from the bus stop. From the pagoda... More 

Thank wvzjxq
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I never heard or knew anything about Mt. Haguro when I studied abroad in Tokyo for a year. I would visit Nikko and Yamanashi Prefecture to get away from the city, but the crowds never let me forget that I was very close to the big city. Mt. Haguro in Yamagata Prefecture is everything that I could ever want from... More 

Thank Derek Y
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The location of this temple lodging is very much the key to the special experience you may have here. It is also the reason why you should prepare beforehand. As you may have understood there a two ways of reaching the monastery that is sitting next to the temple at the top : a road that can bring you there... More 

Thank sinjoorAntwerp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A magnificent space of Mother Nature. Visited twice; one on foot, and the other by bus. 自然の荘厳な空間です。徒歩で、バスでと2回訪れました。

Thank KanekichiGo
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great walk/tramp in the mountains. Beautiful scenery. Walkway was mainly made of steps/stairs. Some are narrow so be careful. At the top of the mountain, there are 2 temples to visit as well as some shops. The top of the mountain is accessible via car, but I suggest going by foot as it's more rewarding (and you'll feel a sense... More 

Thank Vanessa T
Singapore, null, Singapore
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you like nature, history, and Japanese shrines; this is a good place. It is quiet and from the rest stop halfway up the steps to Mt. Haguro, you get a nice view of the countryside that it overlooks. You'll also be able to see the old tree and many shrines that are along the main path. You'll also see... More 

Thank Dethyl
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 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 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 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

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