Why does all the world take a great interest in practicing Shugendo?

A photograph of Yamabushi (Itinerant priest)

Dewa Sanzan, the three Mountains of Dewa, hold a special place in the hearts of the Japanese. The mountains were first opened as a religious center 1400 years ago in 593 by prince Hachiko, the first-born son of the then reigning Emperor. Sushun, who was the 32nd emperor of Japan.

When prince Hachiko came to Haguro, he went through difficult and severe ascetic exercises. After enduring a period of penance, it is said that he saw an incarnation of Buddha and was then inspired to build shrines on Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan and Mt. Yudono.

Please download and see the pamphlet about this continuation.

The tourist brochure is downloaded. (PDF 1.25MB)

A photograph of a Yamabushi experience

As you may well know, Haguro Town is renowned for its history, culture, and delicious cuisine. Above all, visitors find the townspeople to be kind, generous and friendly. As world travellers know the most memorable and impressive part of any visit away from home is the people, and the friendship which develop with them. We know that the friendships that grow between our people and our guests will last for many years to come. Haguro Town welcomes you.

A photograph of Five-Storied Pagoda and Sanjin Gosaiden

For more information please call or write: Haguro Branch of Tsuruoka-City Hall

Haguro Branch of Tsuruoka-City Hall
72 Aza Injuminami Tohge
Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata 997-0192

Tel : 0235-62-4727 (81-235-62-4727)

Travel information site in Yamagata Prefecture

Dewa Sanzan

Japanese guide page of Haguro area

より大きな地図で Dewasanzan を表示