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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

Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)
Mt. Atsumi in Atsumi Onsen, a quaint Onsen Hot Spring town in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Reaching Peak Tranquility: Atsumi-dake (Mt. Atsumi)
Mt. Maya seen from the distance
Mythical Beasts, Buddha’s Mother, and buried Yamabushi treasure? Welcome to Maya-san (Mt. Maya).
Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Crystal Mountain: SUISHO-ZAN
Zao-san and Why We Climb Mountains (Mt. Zao)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Hyakkoku-yama
Mt. Yudono Shrine Gates during the autumn
The Dewa Sanzan’s Mountain of Rebirth: Yudono-san (Mt. Yudono)
Mother. Hunter. Mountain. Hokari-yama (Mt. Hokari)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
The Shugendo Peak of OKITAMA TENGU-SAN
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
JIZOMORI-YAMA (JIZO-KURA) (Mt. Jizomori)
Mt. Haguro's Five Story Pagoda
Why This Tiny Mountain MUST be on Your Japan Itinerary: Haguro-san
Mt. Ubagatake in autumn
The Widow’s Peak: Ubaga-take (Mt. Ubagatake) of North Japan
KOSHIKI-DAKE (Mt. Koshikidake)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NISHIAZUMA-YAMA
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KASHIWAGI-YAMA (Mt. Kashiwagi)
The sun sets over the ninth station of Mt. Gassan
Gassan, the Dewa Sanzan’s “Mountain of Death” (Mt. Gassan)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Onigiri Rice Ball Mountain: CHITOSE-YAMA (Mt. Chitose)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)
Close Encounters of the Tengu Kind
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HACHIMORI-YAMA (Mt. Hachimori)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SANKICHI-YAMA (Mt. Sankichi)
Mt. Chokai
North Japan’s Tallest Peak: Chokai-san
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NADERA-YAMA
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mt. Tengu Sumo Wrestle: TENGUSUMOTORI-YAMA
A Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) at Semi Onsen Hot Spring Resort
Turtles, Tigers, and a Legendary Japanese Character: Kamewari-yama (Mt. Kamewari)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Phoenix Head Mountain: TORIKABUTO-YAMA (Mt. Torikabuto)
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)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YAMAGATA KAMURO-DAKE (Mt. Kamuro-dake (Yamagata))
Venerable Old Man Mountain — The Mist and Mystery of Okina-san (Mt. Okina)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KUROBUSHI-YAMA (Mt. Kurobushi)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Waterfall Mountain: RYU-ZAN (Mt. Ryu)
Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan (Mt. Kinbo)
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
ITO-DAKE (Mt. Ito)
Sign on the Nakanomata Trail up Mt. Nihonkoku
This is How I Conquered Japan!
Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mythical Dragon-Horse Mountain: RYUBA-SAN
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