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Self Guided 3-Day Yamagata Ascetic Tour at Mount Yudono-San

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Escape the cities and take this opportunity to rejuvenate.

A 3-day tour at the heart of one of the Japan Heritage sites and holiest lands of the country in Yamagata Prefecture (“Dewa” in ancient times) northeast Japan.

Deep in Yudono-San Mountain at 1,500 meters high, pilgrimage tour offers a prime demo experience for those curious about the asceticism of the ancient natural mountain belief dating back about 1,400 years ago.

Getting to know the sacred Three Mountains of Dewa standing for birth, death, and re-birth respectively and how different beliefs including Buddhism and Shinto rites have amalgamated into the syncretic Shugendo religion.

Day 1 after landing at Shonai town take 30-minute bus transfer to Tsuruoka town. Then chartered shuttle drops off at Yudono Sanroujyo the traditional Japanese style accommodation at the foot of Yudono-San Mountain and close to the torii (gateway) of Yudono-San Mountain Shrine.

Dinner of Shojin (devotion) Ryori (meal) featuring mountain fresh sprouts in season adds another flavor of Buddhism disciplines and nature belief. Take an onsen bath and learn about its legend.

At Yudono-San Mountain why not challenge the rigorous stone paths extending deep in cedar forests to experience the Shugendo training practice.

Day 2 optional ritual first thing in the morning. After breakfast at hotel move back to Tsuruoka town and then free at leisure.

Day 3 Hotel breakfast then free at leisure before bus ride to airport and flight back.

Escape the cities and take this opportunity to rejuvenate.

A 3-day tour at the heart of one of the Japan Heritage sites and holiest lands of the country in Yamagata Prefecture (“Dewa” in ancient times) northeast Japan.

Deep in Yudono-San Mountain at 1,500 meters high, pilgrimage tour offers a prime demo experience for those curious about the asceticism of the ancient natural mountain belief dating back about 1,400 years ago.

Getting to know the sacred Three Mountains of Dewa standing for birth, death, and re-birth respectively and how different beliefs including Buddhism and Shinto rites have amalgamated into the syncretic Shugendo religion.

Day 1 after landing at Shonai town take 30-minute bus transfer to Tsuruoka town. Then chartered shuttle drops off at Yudono Sanroujyo the traditional Japanese style accommodation at the foot of Yudono-San Mountain and close to the torii (gateway) of Yudono-San Mountain Shrine.

Dinner of Shojin (devotion) Ryori (meal) featuring mountain fresh sprouts in season adds another flavor of Buddhism disciplines and nature belief. Take an onsen bath and learn about its legend.

At Yudono-San Mountain why not challenge the rigorous stone paths extending deep in cedar forests to experience the Shugendo training practice.

Day 2 optional ritual first thing in the morning. After breakfast at hotel move back to Tsuruoka town and then free at leisure.

Day 3 Hotel breakfast then free at leisure before bus ride to airport and flight back.

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Self Guided 3-Day Yamagata Ascetic Tour at Mount Yudono-San

Activity Location

Yamagata

Yamagata

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 2

    3-4 Hanedakuko Ota-ku

    Ōta 144-0041


Highlights

  • Haneda/Shonai round-trip ANA flights & 2 night hotel package

  • Visit Yudono-San Shrine landmark of the sacred mountain

  • Opportunity to experience 1,400-year Shugendo traditions

  • Deep mountain ancient forests and treks as Japan Heritage

  • “Shojin Ryori” Buddhism-style cuisine with seasonal harvests


Inclusions

  • Haneda–Shonai ANA round-trip flight tickets and 2 night accommodation

  • Day 1 dinner and breakfast on Day 2 and 3

  • Day 1 charter transport from Tsuruoka Station S-Mall to hotel

  • Day 1 Yudono-San Sen-ninzawa Onsen hot spring at hotel included

  • Day 2 charter transport to from Tsuruoka Station S-Mall


Exclusions

  • Day 1 Airport Shuttle from Shonai Airport to Tsuruoka Station S-Mall

  • Day 2 transport after arrival Tsuruoka Station S-Mall

  • Day 3 Airport Shuttle from Tsuruoka S-Mall to Shonai Airport

  • Transport needs to be on your own from your residence to Haneda Airport and return.

  • Tour guide and tour conductor not included.


Know Before You Book

  • The package does not include guide or tour conductor.

  • Hotel room allocation is 2 persons per room by default. For party of 3 guests: 1 2-person room & 1 1-person room. For party of 4: 2 2-person rooms.

  • Same tour price for adults and children.

  • No food or beverages except for meals included in the tour package.

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary (no seat, no accommodation,no meal).

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 travelers per booking to go ahead. Bookings of 1 traveler will be cancelled.