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(National Treasure) Hagurosan Goju-no-To [five-story pagoda] (こくほう) はぐろさん ごじゅうのとう
The Oldest Five-Story Pagoda in Tohoku Rises in the Mountains
Legend has it that this pagoda, oldest in Tohoku and located at the beginning of Ichinosaka on Hagurosan Approach surrounded by Japanese cedars, was built by Tairano Masakado.
The existing pagoda is said to be re-built about 600 years ago.
The pagoda is 29 meters high, wooden construction in Sanken-Goso-Kokerabuki style, and designated as a national treasure in 1966.
There is a huge, 1,000 years old Japanese cedar with diameter of 10 meters nearby.
Information
  • Name (National Treasure) Hagurosan Goju-no-To
  • Location Toge, Haguro-machi, Tsuruoka-shi
  • Phone number 0235-62-2355
  • Access From JR Tsuruoka Station: 40 min by bus bound for Haguro-sancho to Haguro Center stop
    It is 30 minutes by car from Yamagata Expressway Shonai ASAHI IC
  • Contact information Dewasanzan Jinja Shrine
  • URL http://www.tsuruokakanko.com/cate/p0059.html
  • Remarks Designated Date:: June 11, 1966
    Number of Designation: 1
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[Last updated] July 20, 2017
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