【Yamagata】Dewa Shrine (出羽神社)



One of the best power spots in Tohoku is "Dewa Sanzan" in Yamagata.

Dewasanzan is a general term for the three mountains in this region, Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono. There are shrines at the summits of each of the three mountains, and these are collectively called Dewasanzan Shrine.

In addition, visiting these three mountains was considered a "reborn trip" in the Edo period.

One of the Dewasanzan Shrines, "Dewa Shrine," is located on the summit of Mt. Haguro.

There are times when you cannot climb Mt. Gassan and Mt. Yudono, but you can basically visit Mt. Haguro, where Dewa Shrine is located, all year round.

In addition, Dewa Shrine is a major tourist destination because it has the "Sanjin Gosaiden", which is a festival of the three gods of Dewa Sanzan.


The approach to the shrine is a long staircase, and there are 2,446 stone steps to climb while walking along cedar trees that are over 300 years old.

It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Zujinmon gate at the entrance of the approach to the summit.

What's the highlight?

There are many highlights because there are many historical buildings, and in addition to the long stone steps, there are "Five-storied Pagoda" designated as a national treasure, "Yasugi" which is said to be 1,000 years old, and "Sanjin Gosaiden" with a large thatched roof where the three gods of Gsan, Hagoyama, and Yudonoyama are enshrined.

[There is also a goshuin-sho! ] Dewa Shrine Entrance Zujinmon Gate

Dewa Shrine

The entrance of dewa Shrine is located about a 2-minute walk from the 1st parking lot on the sidewalk.


There is also a goshuin-sho near the torii gate.

Dewa Shrine Zujinmon Gate

Pass through the vermilion-colored Zujinmon Gate and aim for the summit.

[It is also photo-valid!] Suga Falls and Exogawa Kamihashi Bridge

Exorcism River Shinbashi

A little 5 minutes' walk from Zujinmon Gate, you will see a red bridge (Exogawa Shinbashi).

Suga Falls

The waterfall seen from the Exorcist Shinbashi bridge is Suga Falls.

The waterfall is behind the shrine of Exorcagawa Shrine, and this area is also a picturesque landscape.

Suga Falls

[Tohoku's oldest! ] Five-storied pagoda

[Tohoku's oldest! ] Dewa Shrine 5-storied Pagoda

It is about a 10-minute walk from Zujinmon Gate.

It is the oldest five-storied pagoda in the Tohoku region, and algan to be rebuilt, it is said that it was built about 600 years ago.

It is in the forest, and there is a harsh air.

It is also designated as a national treasure, and you can feel the history.

It is a splendid five-storied pagoda from a distance or close to each other.

It seems to light up at night, so if you are interested, please refer to the homepage etc.

[1,000 years old! ] Yasugi

Near the five-storied pagoda, there is Jijisugi, which is said to be 1000 years old.

The circumference of the tree is about 10m, and it has a different presence from the surrounding cedar trees.

The picture taken with the five-storied pagoda is a picture.

Jijisugi is 1000 years old, but the five-storied pagoda was rebuilt in about 600 years, so it is said to be a cedar that has existed before that.

Both of them have a romance just to think that they have been around for a long time, far beyond the life of us humans.

[The time to the summit is 1.5 hours!] 2446 stone steps

Dewa Shrine

Climb the 2446-step stone steps to Dewa Shrine.

I have the impression that there are many places where each stone step of the approach is not such a big step, but there was also a place that was a little steep.

There are not only places that are like stairs, but also many places that are flat.

The place where it is a staircase is also difficult, but I think that it is a point that I feel that it is difficult to have a long distance to the summit.

The approach was mostly shaded even in summer, but it is still hot when walking.

There is "Ninosaka Chaya" in the middle of the approach, so you can take a break.

Dewa Shrine

On both sides of the approach, there are a total of about 600 cedar trees lined up, and it is one of the highlights of Dewa Shrine.

[You can also have shojin cuisine!] Hagoyama Saikan

Hagoyama Saikan

It is a reservation system, but you can have shojin cuisine at the saikan near the summit of Mt. Hago.

In addition, it is said that general guests can stay now, so please check the homepage etc. for details.


Hagoyama Sandosho "Saikan" | Dewa Sanzan S
hrine Official Website http://www.dewasanzan.jp/publics/index/64/

Hagoyama Saikan

[The shrine of the large thatched roof that was combined with the three gods! ] Sanjin Gosaiden

Sanjin Gosaiden

You can visit.

The Sanjingo Shrine on the summit of Mt. Haguro is the largest shrine in Japan that enshrines the three gods of Mt. Gassan, Mt. Haguro, and Mt. Yudono.

The shrine was rebuilt in the first year of Bunsei (1818) and has a thatched roof, but when I took the picture, it was just being re-thatched.

Sanjin Gosaiden

After visiting, it is also beautiful to look over the "Kagami Pond" in front.

[Bell more than 700 years ago! ] Hagoyama Bell

Hagoyama Bell

The large bell at Dewa Shrine has a name of 1275 years old, and is the second largest bell after Todai-ji temple and Kongomine-ji Temple.

It is located near the Sanjin Gosaiden.

[Get to know the Three Mountains of The Three Mountains of Leave! ] Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall

I'd like to visit the Ida Cultural Memorial Hall

The Ideha Cultural Memorial Museum is located about a 3-minute walk from Zuijinmon Gate, and there is a permanent exhibition where you can enjoy learning about Dewa Sanzan culture.

I think that it is also good to visit Dewa Shrine before visiting and purchase information about Dewa Sanzan.


It is a cultural memorial | Hago T
own Tourism Association https://hagurokanko.jp/p26/


[Mt. Moon in the background! ] Haguroyama Otorii

Hagoyama Otorii

The Otorii, which is about 5 minutes by car, is also a highlight.

For details, please visit a separate page.

Drive and parking information of Dewa Shrine

Access to Dewa Shrine

There is a Yamagata Expressway in the vicinity, and it is a good place to access.

Estimated time required when using a high-speed road

From Yamagata: 1 hour 40 minutes (94.9 km)

From Sendai: 2 hours 20 minutes (156 km)

From Tokyo: 5 hours 50 minutes to 6 hours 40 minutes (475 km)

Nearest IC:  Shonai Asahi IC on Yamagata Expressway

From Yamagata, Sendai and Tokyo, this IC is convenient.

It takes about 30 minutes from the IC.

What is the parking lot of Dewa Shrine when climbing stone steps?

Here are three free parking lots.

(1) Dewa Sanzan Shrine Parking Lot

・ About 40 cars capacity

※ Close to the entrance of the approach

(2) Ino Cultural Memorial Hall

・ About 50 cars are accommodated
※ There is a free parking lot on the premises

(3) Parking lot in front of Zujinmon Gate

・ About 120 cars
※ Near prefectural road (Line 47)

※ Wide, but a little far from the approach

How to worship without climbing long stone steps? What is the parking lot in that case?

The approach to the shrine when walking from the parking lot

The 2446-step stone steps are difficult, and in winter when there is snow, it is recommended that there is a toll road (Mt. Hago toll road) that can be reached to the summit of Mt. Hago by car.

For details, please visit a separate page.

If you are going by toll road, you can go to sanjin goriden by walking on a flat road for about 5 minutes from the mountaintop parking lot at the end.

The parking fee was free, so I think it's an image that is included in tolls on toll roads.

Mt. Hago Summit Parking



Information on "Dewa Shrine"

Recommended degree

Tourism ★★★★★
Drive ★★★  

Information on places to visit

Approximate length of stay* Around 4 hours (in the case of worshiping by climbing stairs)
Congestion (5 levels) * 3 (There were many people during the day of the holiday)


Address 7 Hand, Hand, Hago-cho, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture
Telephone number 0235-62-2355
Map code 90 118 843*41
Highway access Approximately 30 minutes from Shonai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Parking lot There are several free
Article coverage time Around June 2020 Holiday Around noon

* This article and photos are not limited to the latest infor
mation. Please be sure to check the official website for the latest information.

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