Small-Group Dewa Sanzan Pilgrimage Trek with Yamabushi

Join a pilgrimage following the traditional route starting at a Shukubo Pilgrim Lodge and finishing at Dewa Sanzan Shrine.
Experience a metaphoric journey from death to rebirth connecting you to nature and the Kami Gods and Buddha guided by a Yamabushi.
Witness the spiritual sanctuary of Dewa Sanzan Shrine with the Michelin-starred row of cedar trees and thickest thatch roof in Japan on Dewa Sanzan Shrine at the top of Mt. Haguro at Dewa Sanzan.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Tsuruoka, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Hiking & Camping




Join a pilgrimage following the traditional route starting at a Shukubo Pilgrim Lodge and finishing at Dewa Sanzan Shrine.
Experience a metaphoric journey from death to rebirth connecting you to nature and the Kami Gods and Buddha guided by a Yamabushi.
Witness the spiritual sanctuary of Dewa Sanzan Shrine with the Michelin-starred row of cedar trees and thickest thatch roof in Japan on Dewa Sanzan Shrine at the top of Mt. Haguro at Dewa Sanzan.

Itinerary

Setting out from a Shukubo (pilgrim lodge) and walking in the holy mountains with a Yamabushi guide is an age-old practice for those seeking spiritual, emotional, and physical refreshment. This “rebirth” in the mountains is a key tenet of Yamabushi Shugendo practices. In this experience you will follow in the footsteps of centuries of Yamabushi and pilgrims who have been coming to Mount Haguro to seek spiritual solace in nature.