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Mount Haguro (羽黒山, Haguro-san) is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the city of Tsuruoka, the ancient province of Dewa (a domain consisting of modern-day Yamagata Prefecture and Akita Prefecture), Japan. As the lowest of the three mountains, standing at 414 m (1,358 ft), it is the only one that is accessible throughout the year.

Mount Haguro (羽黒山, Haguro-san)
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The Gojū-tō Pagoda
Mount Haguro is located in Japan
Mount Haguro
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Geographic coordinates 38°42′09″N 139°58′58″E / 38.70250°N 139.98278°E / 38.70250; 139.98278Coordinates: 38°42′09″N 139°58′58″E / 38.70250°N 139.98278°E / 38.70250; 139.98278
Affiliation Shinto
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

A path of 2,446 stone steps[1] leads to its summit amidst 600-year-old sugi trees, past the famous Gojūnotō (五重塔) five story pagoda, Grandpa cedar (jijisugi 爺杉), the 1000 years old cedar tree, and numerous shrines. The steps and the pagoda are listed as National Treasures. Sanjingōsaiden shrine (三神合祭殿) at the summit venerates the spirits of all three mountains.

The summit can also be reached by bus service. In addition to religious pilgrims, travellers often stay at the Saikan temple lodgings.

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  1. ^ "Mt. Haguro - Japan National Tourism Organization". Retrieved 2017-06-26.

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