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$1351.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dewa Sanzan 2-night 3days

ItineraryDay 1: Guided tour Mt.Haguro(One of Dewa Sanzan) Stop At: Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuGuided tour of Haguro's Zuishinmon Gate - Jiji-sugi Ceder Tree - Five -Story Pagoda(National Treasure) - Line of Ceder TreesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuVisit to Sanjin Gosaiden Shrine Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gyokusenji Temple, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuDrinking of matcha tea while looking out on the gardens of Gyokusen-ji Temple,which is known as the Temple of Flowers. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tsuruoka Park, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuStroll around Tsuruoka Park(Chido Museum,Chidokan School,etc) Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: Vegetariancuisine at Veggie-time Restaurant Doyuno or Bedda Sicilia • Dinner: Seasonal vegetarian Bddhist cusine at Yudonosan Sanrojo LodgeAccommodation included: Overnight at Yudonosan Sanrojo Lodge Day 2: Mt.Yudono-san Stop At: Yudonosan Shrine, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuMystical pigrimage to the shrine where you are advised to neither speak about it nor ask questions.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Churenji Temple, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, TohokuFeatures a beautiful ceiling painting and enshrined mummified monks who practiced austerity to the point of death by continuing to pray for happiness for the world Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch and shopping at the Shonai Kanko Bussankan souvenir center • Breakfast: Yudonosan Sanrojo Lodge • Dinner: In a hot spring bath while watching the beautiful sunset. The inn's cuisine that uses fresh Shonai seafood for dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Kameya of Yunohama Hot SpringsDay 3: The kamo aquariumStop At: Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Tohokurelaxation area,Jellyfish Dream Theater Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at Kameya. Special Japanese cuisine No accommodation included on this day.

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Mt Haguro Pilgrim Walking Tour

Meet your group at Daishobo, a pilgrim’s lodge located near the foot of Mt. Haguro, outside of Tsuruoka city in Yamagata Prefecture. It's a popular lodge for people from around Japan and the world to come to Mt. Haguro and explore the beautiful trails of Dewa Sanzan. The host of Daishobo is Master Fumihiro Hoshino, respectfully referred to as Hoshino-Sendatsu. He is a fourteenth generation ascetic guide and has led countless visitors and pilgrims through Dewa Sanzan. While pilgrim lodges, referred to in Japanese as shukubo, were, in past years, reserved mostly for insiders, contemporary shukubo have opened up to outsiders to in order to fulfill the growing spiritual needs of lay people seeking to rekindle their bond with nature. Your tour host will accompany you and walk to Haguro-san Gojunoto, a five storied pagoda. Take this opportunity to relax, enjoy the town as well as get to know more about Japanese culture.