100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Peaks

Mountains of Yamagata I have climbed so far

Kiwi Yamabushi
Japan Outdoors
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9 min readOct 11, 2023


Here’s an exhaustive list of articles and videos for the 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata I have climbed in the order I climbed them (updated October 2023).

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1. Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan 金峯山 | きんぼうざん

Kinbo-zan is a dynamic little peak with a deep history of Shugendo.

Kinbo-zan is a 471m high peak at the edge of the Maya-san mountain range located to the south of Tsuruoka City that is a great place for a day hike following ancient Shugendo Yamabushi paths.

2. Sakura Mountain: Arakura-yama 荒倉山 | あらくらやま

Mountains of Sakura Cherry Blossoms and the serene Arakura Jinja await.

Located along one of the most picturesque parts of the Shonai Coast, the next peak on my 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata is Arakura-yama (荒倉山); famous for Yamazakura mountain cherry blossoms and the former Shugendo paths that weave to Arakura Jinja (Shrine), The Haguro of the West.

3. Whetting your appetite for wetlands on Takadate-yama 高館山 | たかだてやま

Takadate-yama is short in stature, but packs a lot of punch as home to