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Notice of Limited-Time-Only Live Cameras on Mt. Gassan

Live cameras have been installed at four locations on Mt. Gassan for a limited period in 2024 and are now operational.

Mt. Gassan Live Cameras in 2024 –

The live cameras are installed at the following locations. Please refer to the weather and traffic conditions if you plan to visit Mt. Gassan.
● Gassan 8th station parking lot
● Gassan 8th station bus parking lot
● View from Gassan Busshoike Hut (9th station)
● Snow ravine view from Gassan Busshoike Hut (9th station)

As of July 1, 2024, there is a snow ravine approximately 100m near the 9th station and 200m near the summit. Please bring light crampons or trekking poles.

[Important] Regarding the Review of Product Prices

Due to a review of product prices, we have temporarily hidden the “Book with us” items. We plan to re-list them when they are ready. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Notice of the Roof Replacement Work for the National Treasure Mt. Haguro Five-Story Pagoda in 2024

National Treasure Mt. Haguro Five-Story Pagoda: The shingled roof has been under renovation since last year. The scaffolding was dismantled in November in preparation for the winter season, but construction is expected to resume on May 13 (Mon.), 2024.

Construction schedule for 2024: May 13 (Mon.) to September 30 (Mon.), 2024.
*The schedule may change depending on weather and other conditions.

The Haguro Tourist Association has been providing information on the construction status since last year on their official website.
●Haguro Tourist Association (Japanese notation)

“Notice of the roof repair work schedule for the five-story pagoda in 2024 has been announced.”

During the construction, mesh nets will be installed along with the scaffolding, but they are surprisingly visible from nearby. You might be able to witness a rare construction scene. Please let us know if you spot it 😏.

Bicycle rental 2024 (starting March 20, 2024)

At the tourist information center, we offer free bicycle rentals for our sightseeing guests. Rentals are available for the day only. Please return the bicycle to the same location where you borrowed it. Have a good trip by bicycle!
*Please present a form of identification when borrowing.

[Rental/Return Location]
Tsuruoka City Tourist Information Center, inside FOODEVER in front of Tsuruoka Station
●Rental Period: Mid-March to late November
*Rentals for 2024 will commence from March 20th (Wednesday)
●Rental Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
●Number of Bicycles Available: 20

●Adult-sized bicycles only.
●Advance reservations are not accepted. Unfortunately, if all items are on loan, they cannot be checked out.

●Please observe the traffic rules in Japan.
●No rentals are available from December to March during the winter season.
●The rental period may vary depending on snow conditions.

Website renewal!

Dear valued visitors and residents of Tsuruoka City,

We are thrilled to announce that our official website,, has undergone a major transformation to enhance your online experience! The renewed website is now live and packed with exciting features, resources, and information to better serve our community and visitors.

Here’s what you can expect from the new and improved

  • Fresh Look: Our website has received a modern and user-friendly design for easy navigation and accessibility, based on the Japanese version of our website (
  • Enhanced Content: Explore updated information about Tsuruoka City, its culture, attractions, services, and more. We’ve added new sections and improved existing ones.
  • Mobile Responsiveness: Enjoy a seamless experience on your mobile devices with responsive design that adapts to different screen sizes.
  • Tourism Highlights: Plan your visit with ease using the enriched tourist information section, which includes event calendars, travel tips, and cultural insights.
  • Online reservation platform: We understand that traveling to remote areas in Japan is not an easy task, especially when so many restaurants, hotels and service providers still only accept reservations by phone AND in Japanese! We developed an online booking platform for our customers abroad to use.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in this project, as well as to all our website users for your continued support. We hope that the renewed website will be a valuable resource for both our community and visitors.

Explore the new today and discover all that Tsuruoka City has to offer. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to help us continue improving our online presence.

Thank you for being part of our vibrant community, and we look forward to serving you better through our renewed website!

Warm regards,

DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau

The scaffolding on Mt. Haguro’s Five-Storied Pagoda has been removed!

Mt. Haguro’s pagoda’s bare construction is now visible without its scaffolding!

Mt. Haguro’s Five-Storied Pagoda, a National Treasure, is undergoing renovation works since May 2023. Those works that have to happen every 20 years will resume in spring 2025. However, the scaffolding that is covering the pagoda all-year-round is removed for the snowy season (as snow would be too heavy and make the scaffolding break down). This year, the scaffolding have been removed on November 8th. They will be back at the end of the snowy season (late April, early May). So if you want to see Mt. Haguro’s pagoda mother-naked, now is the time to go!

Reservation making service stopped

Due to an increasing number of no-show no-payment incidents, we stopped taking reservation for free on behalf of customers.

Due to an increasing number of customers not showing up on their reservation date and not paying the cancellation fees, DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau stopped taking reservation/booking requests for free on behalf of customers until further notice. To ask for assistance for reservation making, please use the services of a travel agency or make the reservation online through an online booking service.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We aim to increase the coverage of online booking services in our city very soon.
Thank you for your understanding.

Maintenance works on Mt. Haguro’s pagoda from May 2023 to May 2025 (outside winter season)

Mt. Haguro’s pagoda will be under maintenance works from May 2023 to May 2025 outside the winter season.

Mt. Haguro’s pagoda will be under maintenance works from May 2023 to May 2025. Scaffolds, tarps and other devices might hinder the view on the pagoda. However, the scaffolding will be removed during snowy season so our visitors can appreciate the view of the snowy pagoda as usual.

Von Mai 2023 bis Mai 2025 werden Wartungsarbeiten am Turm des Berges Hagurosan durchgeführt. Gerüste und Planen können die Sicht auf den Turm behindern, aber während der Schneesaison werden die Gerüste entfernt, so dass der Turm wie gewohnt im Schnee besichtigt werden kann.

Se realizarán trabajos de mantenimiento en la torre del monte Hagurosan de mayo de 2023 a mayo de 2025. Es posible que andamios y lonas obstruyan la visión de la torre, pero durante la temporada de nieve se retirarán los andamios para que la torre pueda verse nevada como de costumbre.

Travaux d’entretien de la tour du Mont Hagurosan de mai 2023 à mai 2025. Des échafaudages et des bâches peuvent obstruer la vue de la tour, mais pendant la saison des neiges, les échafaudages seront enlevés afin que la tour puisse être vue dans la neige comme d’habitude.

하구로산의 탑은 2023년 5월부터 2025년 5월까지 유지보수 공사를 실시합니다. 비계와 방수포 등이 탑의 조망을 방해할 수 있지만, 적설기에는 비계를 철거하기 때문에 평소와 같이 눈 덮인 탑을 감상할 수 있다.

เจดีย์ Haguroyama จะปิดปรับปรุงตั้งแต่เดือนพฤษภาคม 2023 ถึงเดือนพฤษภาคม 2025 นั่งร้านและผ้าใบกันน้ำอาจบดบังทัศนียภาพของหอคอย แต่จะมีการถอดนั่งร้านออกในช่วงฤดูหิมะ คุณจึงสามารถเพลิดเพลินกับหอคอยที่ปกคลุมไปด้วยหิมะได้ตามปกติ

羽黑山塔將於 2023 年 5 月至 2025 年 5 月進行維護工作。腳手架和防水布可能會擋住塔的視線,但雪季時腳手架會被拆除,所以您可以像往常一樣欣賞白雪皚皚的塔。

Travel Conditions and Terms and Conditions(Japanese)

Here are our terms & conditions

The linked file is in Japanese. We apologize for the inconvenience.

●Travel Conditions

●Offered package tour contract

●Travel Consultation Contract

●Special Compensation Rules