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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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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.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)

906m (2972 ft.)

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

1670m (5479 ft.)

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

751m (2463 ft.)

Mt. Chokai
North Japan’s Tallest Peak: Chokai-san

2236m (7335 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Firestarter Mountain: HIUCHI-DAKE

1238m (4061 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
ODO-MORI (Mt. Odomori)

1057m (3467 ft.)

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

729m (2391 ft.)

This mountain is EVERYWHERE in Japan: Ha-yama

1462m (4796 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YUNOSAWA-DAKE (Mt. Yunosawadake)

964m (3163 ft.)

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

307m (1007 ft.)

Mt. Shogadake
Dancing in the Day Lilies: Shoga-dake

1635m (5364 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOSHIKI-YAMA (Mt. Koshikiyama)

981m (3218 ft.)

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

1019m (3343 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HACHIMORI-YAMA (Mt. Hachimori)

1098m (3602 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Entrance to the Kamuro Renpo: MOKUZO-YAMA (Mt. Mokuzo)

1026m (3366 ft.)

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

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

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

1505m (4921. ft.)

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The Ragged Rocks and Ascetic Training Ground of ICHINEN-BO

470m (1541 ft.)

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

471m (1545 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOMATA-YAMA (Mt. Komata)

1367m (4484 ft.)

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

612m (2007 ft.)

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

430 m (1411 ft.)

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

414m (1358 ft.)

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

1984m (6509 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TSUGA-MINE (OTSUGA-MINE)

1541m (5055 ft.)

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

736m (2414 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
Mt. Chokai above the sea of Japan
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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