Transportation

To Hagurosan Mountain

 
 
 
★Please look at English brochure
By bus
・From Tsuruoka Station take the Shonai-Kotsu Bus bound for Hagurosan and get off at the last stop,you will be in the shrine carpark. The trip takes about 50 minutes.Then, from the carpark, it takes 5 minutes to get to the shrine by the path.  
・For those who wish to climb the Omotesando stone stairs, take the same bus but get off at Zuishinmon.The entrance to the stairway is about 50 meters from the bus stop, from there to the top takes about 1 hour.
 
 
By automobile
・From the Yamagata Expressway Tsuruoka Interchange, approximately 10 km on the Tsuruoka/Haguro-Gassan Plateau Line.
・Approximately 15 km from the Shonai Asahi Interchange
・Approximately 30 km from Shonai Airport

To Gassan Mountain

By bus
・From Tsuruoka Station take the Shonan-Kotsu Bus bound for Gassan Hachigome and get off at the last stop -this is the end of the road, but there is a small restaurant.  The trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
(Bus operates from July 1 to September 30)
Plese note : The return trip (Bus stop ― Top ― Bus stop) takes about 5 hour. Hikers need good footwear and care is needed as the path can be rocky, making for a slightly difficult climb in some places.
 
 
By automobile
・From the Yamagata Expressway Tsuruoka Interchange, approximately 28 km on the Tsuruoka/Haguro-Gassan Plateau Line.
・Approximately 30 km from the Shonai Asahi Interchange
・Approximately 47 km from Shonai Airport
 

To Yudonosan Mountain

By bus
・From Tsuruoka Station take the Shonai-Kotsu Bus bound for Yudonosan and get off at the last stop, you will be in big carpark and there is a souvenier shop. The trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Then, you take the bus in front of the shop to the shrine, this takes about 5 minutes, or you can walk this takes about 30 minutes.There is a prayer and purification "Shinto" to the right at the end of the road.
Access is ¥500-shoes must be removed at the entrance and photography is prohibited after entry.
 
 
 
By automobile
・Approximately 12 km from the Yamagata Expressway Yudonosan Interchange
・Approximately 13 km from the Yamagata Expressway Gassan Interchange
・Approximately 111 km from Shonai Airport on the Yamagata Expressway