Midahara Shrine

Midahara jinja

御田原神社

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Practical Information:

To go there, get on the bus bound for Haguro-Gassan (bus timetable) and get off at Gassan Hachigome 月山八合目. Gassan's official climbing season starts on July 1st and ends on September 15th (exceptionally shorter in 2021 due to coronavirus). The mountain is still hikeable until Early October, but we highly recommend not climbing the mountain later than this period due to dangers related to snow.

Around there:

Gassan Shrine

The ultimate goal of Mt. Gassan's hiking experience.

Gassan's wild flowers

You can spot around 70 species of plants in Mt. Gassan throughout the year.

Hiking trails:

Hike to the top of Mt. Gassan

Hike to the top of Mt. Gassan

Also called "The Realm of the Dead", or "The Mountain of the Past", Mt. Gassan is the most important step in the Dewa Sanzan's yamabushi training.

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