Attracxi: Mysteries of the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa

Attracxi: Mysteries of the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa

Explore the mysterious world of Dewasanzan in Miyagi prefecture 

Join this full day private tour to explore the mysterious world of Yamabushi (mountain priests) of Dewasanzan (the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa), and learn about the ancient belief system of Shugendo, a unique mix of Shinto, Buddhism, animism and mountain worship. On this tour, trek to the top of Mt. Haguro up 2,246 stone steps and visit the epic Dewasanzan Shrine, before rewarding yourself with a satisfying meal of authentic Shojinryori – Shinto vegetarian cuisine.



09:00 – Driver-guide pick-up from hotel in Sendai City or JR Sendai station.

11:30 – Arrive at Ideha Cultural Centre at foot of Mt. Haguro and begin hike to the Dewasanzan Shrine, guided by Yamabushi

13:30 – Enjoy a lunch of at Saikan temple lodging.

14:30 – Begin descent back to foot of Mt. Haguro.

15:00 – Depart Dewasanzan area.

17:30 – Arrive back to Sendai City (hotel or station)

Operating Dates:

Daily between September-November and April-June


8 hours


Private driver-guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Sendai city)

Guided trek with local guide, a Yamabushi (mountain priest)

Vegetarian lunch

Minimum Number:

Minimum 1, maximum 4


From $846 per person


Minimum age: 5 years old.

Please note that the tour involves climbing 2,246 steps, however there are options to make the hike shorter and avoid the steps.

Special meal request should be made at the time of booking; special meals might be arranged on case-by-case basis, but catering for all needs and allergies cannot be guaranteed.

Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be cancelled, or tour operation may cease entirely.  


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