What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Haguroyama or Mt Haguro is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa Nowadays called Yamagata Prefecture. It stands at 414 m (1,358 ft) and it is the only one that is accessible throughout the year.A path of 2,466 stone steps leads to its summit. Some trees are believed to be over 600-year-old. There is beautiful five story pagoda and numerous shrines. The steps and the pagoda are listed as National Treasures.The summit can also be reached by a limited bus service. In addition to religious pilgrims, travellers often stay at the Saikan temple lodgings.
Welcome to Saikan Dewa Sanzan Haguroyama. This Buddhist temple is located in Haguroyama and is part of the Three Mountains of Dewa. It's an historical building, originally called Kezouin, but was rebuilt in 1697. Saikan Dewa Sanzan Haguroyama is a wooden temple with sliding doors, so doors cannot be locked though this only adds to the charm. Adventurous guests reach the temple by climbing up 2,466 stone steps, though there is also a bus you can take. From October to April it will be cold at nigh...
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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