Mt. Haguro

Seeking Self-Discovery? Try Out Yamabushi-do Training in the Japanese Mountains!

Yamabushi are Japanese mountain people who believe in connecting with nature in order to gain inner power. These people usually make pilgrims to temples and shrines, pray and study hard, perform rituals and help villagers to understand their religion. As of this year, Megurun Inc. and Daishobo, a pilgrim lodge, are launching a mountain training…

A Day at Mount Haguro: Green Soba and a Hot Spring

Ready for a breathtaking adventure? Come to Tsuruoka city in Yamagata Prefecture and climb Mount Haguro. Mount Haguro, or Hagurosan, is a 2,446 stone step mountain that’s part of the 3 sacred mountains in Yamagata Prefecture. While climbing you’ll enjoy amazing views and excellent service. You can climb this mountain all year long, but I…

Visit the Sacred Grounds of Mt Haguro, Yamagata

In the ancient province of Dewa, which is the current Yamagata Prefecture of Japan, a sacred mountain known as “Mount Haguro” lies. It is regarded as one of the “Three Mountains of Dewa”, being the lowest and serving for religious purpose. This is especially important to those who are practicing enlightenment as they need to…