Sanjin Gosaiden is located at the top of Mt. Haguro and is dedicated to the deities of the three mountains, Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono. The surrounding area is notable for mountain temples built to conform to the natural landscape. While the current shrine was rebuilt in 1818, it is an important thatched, wooden construction that still retains buildings dating from the Middle Ages, such as the priests’ quarters. In the year 2000, it was designated an important cultural asset.
Open: Year round (has over 1m of snow cover in the winter; snow is cleared from Zuishin Gate to the Five-storied Pagoda/peak) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visitor Fee (Sanjin Gosaiden/Shoden visit includes guidance by yamabushi/group worship): 16,000 yen for up to 20 people; an additional 800 yen is charged for each person exceeding the 20-person group limit
Transit Toll (Hagurosan Expressway): Buses over 4t are 1,400 yen; under 4t are 700 yen; standard-size cars are 400 yen
7 aza Toge, Toge, Haguro-machi, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-0292