You’ll be able to see all three sacred Three Mountains of Dewa in the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture. It is said that one experiences a rebirth when visiting the mountains, with Mt. Gassan symbolizing the past, Haguro symbolizing the present, and Yudono symbolizing the future. Start with Mt. Haguro, where many famous sites such as the Michelin’s Green Guide three star cedar tree road, and the oldest Five Storied Pagoda in northern Japan are located. On the second day, enjoy Mt. Gassan’s beautiful alpine plants and views, and then make your way to Mt. Yudono’s shrine and recharge yourself in the sacred hot spring waters at the Yudono Sanrojo Mountain Lodge. After the pilgrimage to the three sacred mountains, experience historical Tsuruoka culture by staying at a traditional Japanese hot spring inn.
A Spiritual Journey Through the Three Mountains of Dewa