Hagurosan is a small ski hill located on Mt Haguro, one of the 'Three Mountains of Dewa', in Tsuruoka city in the north-western region of Yamagata Prefecture. Nearby Haguro Shrine is popular throughout the year. A path of 2,466 stone steps leads to the summit of the mountain, past the famous Goju-to five story pagoda and various shrines.
Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.
A bus service from Tsuruoka Station is available with a stop close by.
20.2km from the Tsuruoka IC on the Yamagata Expressway
21.5km from the Shounai Asahi IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 112 (12.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 47
Hagurosan is about 20km from the Tsuruoka IC exit on the Yamagata Expressway.
From the Tsuruoka IC exit, turn left onto Route 7 and after about 650m turn right onto Prefecture Road 47. Continue on this road for over 19km until reaching the entrance road for the ski hill. Turn left to head to the car parks.
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.
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