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Hagurosan Goju-no-to(five storied pagoda)

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Said to be the oldest pagoda in the Tohoku region and built by Taira-no-Masakado. The current 29m-high, three-section, five-layer, shingled wooden pagoda was rebuilt about 600 years ago and was designated as a national treasure in 1966. The 2,466 stone steps and avenue of cedar trees create a sacred atmosphere. Hagurosan Five-storied Pagoda is registered as a three-star spot in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.

Street address

Haguromachitoge aza Hagurosan, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata

Access

  • Take a bus bound for Gassan-hachigome, Haguro-sancho, Zuishinmon for 40 minutes, from JR Tsuruoka Station. Get off at Zuishinmon bus stop.

Opening Hours

From sunrise to sunset

Closed

Fee

Free admission

Website

http://hagurokanko.jp/en/

Best season

All year

Point

To visit the pagoda, ascend the stone steps from the approach entrance (Zuishinmon gate). The climb takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
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