Find yourself in the mystic atmosphere
of the Three Mountains of Dewa.

The Three Mountains of Dewa exist in the middle of Yamagata Prefecture. It is the common name for Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono.
They used to be the mountains of mountaineering asceticism where an avatar of Buddha was also deified; there was a syncretic fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism until it was banned in the Meiji era.
Two Peach flight attendants visited Mt. Haguro, which is the easiest of these mountains to access.
Traveling through a place filled with a refreshing and revitalizing atmosphere and the grandeur of nature
resets our minds and bodies, and lets us find a new self.

A national treasure standing beautifully among Japanese cedar trees.

The oldest five-storied pagoda in the Tohoku Region, which is said to have been rebuilt about 600 years ago. Among the cedar trees, the elegant form of a plain-wood, five-story building built in a traditional style using time-honored techniques such as roofing with thin wood plates.

Hagurosan Gojunotou (The five-storied pagoda of Mt. Haguro)
TEL: 0235-62-2355 (Dewasanzan Shrine)
Gate open hours: Visitors accepted anytime
Open throughout the year

A priceless building with amazing thick thatch roofing.

A Shinto shrine on the top of Mt. Haguro, which enshrines the three deities of Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono. It is also a wood building which retains the structure of the medieval period. The thickness of the impressive thatch roofing is about 2.1 m. It was designated as a national important cultural property in 2000.

Hagurosan Sanjin Gosaiden
33, Hagurosan, Haguromachitoge, Tsuruoka
TEL: 0235-62-2355 (Dewasanzan Shrine)
Open: 8:30 - 17:00
Open throughout the year

Pray for your wishes and make an offering of a mirror at the center of the place of worship.

Kagami Pond, which is in front of Sanjin Gosaiden, has been the center of the place of worship for the Haguro faith since ancient times. It is usually an off-limits area. A piece of paper with one’s wish written on it and a gift of a mirror are offered after a mountain ascetic blows a trumpet shell and a Shinto prayer is recited.

Ikenomitama Shinganmairi
33, Hagurosan, Toge, Haguromachi, Tsuruoka
TEL: 0235-62-2122 (Hagurosan Rest House)
Open: 10:00 - 16:00
Open throughout the year
Charge: 2,000 yen

Rent the dignified white outfit of a mountain ascetic.

We recommend renting the white outfit of mountain ascetics and walking among the cedar trees of Mt. Haguro. When you take a step forward in a dignified white outfit, you may feel like you are absorbing more of the power of nature. Available until Saturday, October 28. There is also a special travel plan from Shoko Travel.

White outfits for rental
Shoko Travel
TEL:0235-24-2550 (Sat., Sun, Holidays: 0235-24-3549)
Rental available: 9:00 - 19:00
Open: Throughout the year
Charge: 3,000 yen (Reservation required at least 3 days before)

Smack your lips with a vegetarian dish prepared with care and the blessings from the mountains.

The only building left after the the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism in the Meiji era. Here you can savor a vegetarian dish carefully prepared with local wild herbs and vegetables using traditional techniques. It offers not only food, but also accommodations as a lodge for pilgrims.

Toge, Haguromachi, Tsuruoka
TEL: 0235-62-2357 (reservation required)
Open: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open throughout the year

Joining the Higashi-no-okumairi pilgrimage will be a memorable moment in the travel.

Higashi-no-okumairi is a course in which you can experience Ikenomitama Shinganmairi and the vegetarian dish of Saikan. It includes an original book for collecting shrine seals and a water lily mirror. We offer all kinds of travel plans. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Shoko Travel
TEL:0235-24-2550 (Sat., Sun, Holidays: 0235-24-3549)