After crossing over the murmuring Harai River in which worshippers purify themselves before praying, you’ll see the Five-storied Pagoda on the left. Standing 29m tall, the wooden pagoda has a shingled roof and beautiful, long eaves reminiscent of a swan taking flight. The towering construction presents a stunning sight throughout the seasons, and many make the trek in winter to see it covered in snow. It is said to have been built by Taira no Masakado, a military commander, and was restored in 1608 by Yoshiaki Mogami, the wealthy feudal lord of the Yamagata Domain in Dewa Province. It is the only five-storied pagoda designated a national treasure in the northeastern region.
From 2023 to around the spring of 2025, the roof of the five-storied pagoda at Mt. Haguro is scheduled to be repaired.During this period, scaffolding will be installed and the five-storied pagoda will be covered with curtains.This year is a rare opportunity to see the full view of the five-storied pagoda before its renovation, so please consider visiting.We apologize for any inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation in order to protect and hand down important cultural properties in good condition.