The altitude: 1,984m
The altitude difference: about 600m
Time: 6 hours for round trip.
Mt.Gassan is the main mountain of Dewasanzan, the 3 sacred mountains of Yamagata. As the mountain of Shugendo, it was highly respected by many people. There are many hiking trails on this mountains and all of them has a great access. It takes about 3 hours of climing, and some course have rough route, and some of them are very easy for beginners.
1. Gassan 8th station. (Parking, restroom and rest place.)
2. Yadagahara Marsh.
3. Gassan Midle Shrine. (restroom and rest place.)
4. Gassan 9th station. (restroom and rest place.)
5. Gassan top. Gassan Shrine, hote, restroom and rest place.