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Gas-san (Moon Mountain)

  • Mount Gassan, Haguromachi Kawadai Map It
  • Tsuruoka
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Buses leave JR Tsuruoka Station at 6 and 7 am in summer for the 90-minute trip (¥2,060) to the Gas-san Hachigo-me stop; the 10:40 and 12:55 buses also have direct connections from Haguro-san. From there you can hike three hours past the glaciers and wildflowers to the 6,500-foot summit of Gas-san, or Moon Mountain—the highest of the three mountains of Dewa district. From the top you can see the whole gorgeous gallery of mountains that is Yamagata, including one called Dewa Fuji (after Mt. Fuji) for its perfect shape. There is even a temple at the top should the spirit take you.

Sight Information


Mount Gassan, Haguromachi Kawadai, Tsuruoka, Yamagata-ken, 997-0131, Japan

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Published 12/10/2015


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