A historical tour of the Mount Haguro five-story pagoda

A historical tour of the Mount Haguro five-story pagoda

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The Mount Haguro five-story pagoda is located in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture and is designated as a national treasure. Here is an introduction of the highlights.

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The pagoda can be found at the entrance of Mount Haguro approach “ichi-no-zaka”, surrounded by cedar trees.

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The pagoda was founded by Tairano Masakado, and is said to be the oldest pagoda in the Tohoku region.

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Near the Pagoda, we can find a 10 meters circumference giant cedar tree called “Jiji-sugi”, which is said to be 1000 years old.

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From the pagoda, it is approximately a 10 minutes walk to the Zuishinmon gate.

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This pagoda can also be visited in the evening. The magical atmosphere of the lit-up five-story pagoda can be enjoyed from June to September.

In this quiet place surrounded by cedar trees, you can feel the historical atmosphere. It is highly recommended for a visit.