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Mountains Famous for Shugendo Yamabushi in Yamagata Prefecture

Not only the Dewa Sanzan, Yamagata Prefecture boasts a number of mountains with a history of Shugendo worship by Yamabushi (mountain ascetics).

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100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
MOKUZO-YAMA (Mt. Mokuzo)

1026m (3366 ft.)

Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)

307m (1007 ft.)

Mt. Haguro's Five Story Pagoda
Why This Tiny Mountain MUST be on Your Japan Itinerary: Haguro-san

414m (1358 ft.)

Mother. Hunter. Mountain. Hokari-yama (Mt. Hokari)

751m (2463 ft.)

Mt. Atsumi in Atsumi Onsen, a quaint Onsen Hot Spring town in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Reaching Peak Tranquility: Atsumi-dake (Mt. Atsumi)

736

The Autumn Leaves of Mount Taizo
The Epitome of Autumn Leaves in North Japan: Taizo-san (Mt. Taizo)

729m (2391 ft.)

Mt. Ubagatake in autumn
The Widow’s Peak: Ubaga-take (Mt. Ubagatake) of North Japan

1670m (5479 ft.)

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)

474m (1555 ft.)

Mt. Yudono Shrine Gates during the autumn
The Dewa Sanzan’s Mountain of Rebirth: Yudono-san (Mt. Yudono)

1505m (4921. ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
ODO-MORI (Mt. Odomori)

1057m (3467 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KOSHIKI-YAMA (Mt. Koshikiyama)

981m (3218 ft.)

Zao-san and Why We Climb Mountains (Mt. Zao)

1841m (6040 ft.) (Kumano-dake)

The sun sets over the ninth station of Mt. Gassan
Gassan, the Dewa Sanzan’s “Mountain of Death” (Mt. Gassan)

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100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
YUNOSAWA-DAKE (Mt. Yunosawadake)

964m (3163 ft.)

Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan (Mt. Kinbo)

471m (1545 ft.)

Why this mountain is EVERYWHERE in Japan – Murayama Ha-yama (Mt. Hayama (Murayama))

1462m (4796 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
HACHIMORI-YAMA (Mt. Hachimori)

1098m (3602 ft.)

Mt. Maya seen from the distance
Mythical Beasts, Buddha’s Mother, and buried Yamabushi treasure? Welcome to Maya-san (Mt. Maya).

1019

Mt. Chokai
The Mt. Fuji of North Japan: Chokai-san (Mt. Chokai)

2236m (7335 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

Bananas and Cokes, Leaches and Pit Vipers: Kumanonaga-mine (Mt. Kumanonagamine)

430 m (1411 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
KOMATA-YAMA (Mt. Komata)

1367m (4484 ft.)

Mt. Shogadake
Dancing in the Dawn Lilies: Shoga-dake and The Fuji of The North (Mt. Shoga-dake)

1635

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
The Shugendo Peak of OKITAMA TENGU-SAN

612m (2007 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)

906m (2972 ft.)

100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
HIUCHI-DAKE (Mt. Hiuchi)

1238m (4061 ft.)

Mountains of Yamagata by category

Why I’m Hiking the 100 Famous Mountains Of Yamagata
Mountains in Yamagata by Hiking Time
Mountain Ranges in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains by Region in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains Famous for Winter Hikes in Yamagata Prefecture
All 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata
Mountains Famous for Volcanoes in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains Famous for Waterfalls in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains Famous for Shugendo Yamabushi in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains famous for wetlands in Yamagata Prefecture
A Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) at Semi Onsen Hot Spring Resort
Mountains Famous for Onsen Hot Springs in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains famous for flora and fauna in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains with Abandoned Buildings and Old Ruins in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains Along Ancient Routes of Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains Famous for Castles in Yamagata Prefecture

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