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Gassan Visitor Center

Gassan bijitā sentā



Gassan Visitor Center is a facility run by the Ministry of Environment to protect Dewa Sanzan's environment, fauna and flora as it is a part of the National Park of Bandai Asahi.
Gassan Visitor Center can provide information, brochures, timetables, guiding services, and also organizes periodic events such as snowshoe trekking activities or summer hikes.


Practical Information:

To go to Gassan Visitor Center, get on the bus bound for Haguro-Gassan (bus timetable) and get off at Kotakuji - Visitor Center mae 荒沢寺・ビジターセンター前. 

Open hours: 8:30-17:00

Closed on: Mondays & during the holidays of the end of the year (December 28th to January 3rd)

Around there:

Museum of Dewa Sanzan's History

A museum about the Dewa Sanzan at the top of Mt. Haguro.

Kagami Lake

The lake in front of Sanjingosaiden is actually the deity of Haguro herself.

Hiking trails:

Hike to the top of Mt. Gassan

Hike to the top of Mt. Gassan

Also called "The Realm of the Dead", or "The Mountain of the Past", Mt. Gassan is the most important step in the Dewa Sanzan's yamabushi training.

On the Map:

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