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Mountains Famous for Myths and Legends in Yamagata Prefecture

From Yokai such as Tengu or Yamanba to legendary characters such as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Yamagata’s mountains are bursting with curious myths and legends.

Here’s a collection of Yamagata’ Mountains with myths or legends:

MOUNTAINS

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
SUISHO-ZAN (Mt. Suisho)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Hyakkoku-yama
Venerable Old Man Mountain — The Mist and Mystery of Okina-san (Mt. Okina)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Onigiri Rice Ball Mountain: CHITOSE-YAMA (Mt. Chitose)
Mt. Haguro's Five Story Pagoda
Why This Tiny Mountain MUST be on Your Japan Itinerary: Haguro-san
KOSHIKI-DAKE (Mt. Koshikidake)
A Jizo statue at the top of Mt. Kyogakura in Sakata
Womb Passes and Monkey Crossings: Kyogakura-san “The Shugendo Peak of Sutras” (Mt. Kyogakura)
Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)
Mt. Yudono Shrine Gates during the autumn
The Dewa Sanzan’s Mountain of Rebirth: Yudono-san (Mt. Yudono)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
YAMAGATA KAMURO-DAKE (Mt. Kamuro-dake (Yamagata))
Mt. Maya seen from the distance
Mythical Beasts, Buddha’s Mother, and buried Yamabushi treasure? Welcome to Maya-san (Mt. Maya).
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
ITO-DAKE (Mt. Ito)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
TENGUSUMOTORI-YAMA (Mt. Tengusumotori)
Mt. Chokai
The Mt. Fuji of North Japan: Chokai-san (Mt. Chokai)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
HACHIMORI-YAMA (Mt. Hachimori)
Mother. Hunter. Mountain. Hokari-yama (Mt. Hokari)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Phoenix Head Mountain: TORIKABUTO-YAMA (Mt. Torikabuto)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SANKICHI-YAMA (Mt. Sankichi)
Mt. Ubagatake in autumn
The Widow’s Peak: Ubaga-take (Mt. Ubagatake) of North Japan
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
MURAYAMA TENGU-YAMA (Mt. Tengu (Murayama))
Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan (Mt. Kinbo)
Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
RYUBA-SAN (Mt. Ryuba)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
The Shugendo Peak of OKITAMA TENGU-SAN
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Waterfall Mountain: RYU-ZAN (Mt. Ryu)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KUROBUSHI-YAMA (Mt. Kurobushi)
Mt. Atsumi in Atsumi Onsen, a quaint Onsen Hot Spring town in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Reaching Peak Tranquility: Atsumi-dake (Mt. Atsumi)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KASHIWAGI-YAMA (Mt. Kashiwagi)
100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
JIZOMORI-YAMA (JIZO-KURA) (Mt. Jizomori)
The sun sets over the ninth station of Mt. Gassan
Gassan, the Dewa Sanzan’s “Mountain of Death” (Mt. Gassan)
Zao-san and Why We Climb Mountains (Mt. Zao)
Sign on the Nakanomata Trail up Mt. Nihonkoku
The Shogun and The Falcon: How I conquered “Japan”: Nihon-koku (Mt. Nihonkoku)
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