Why You NEED to Hike The 100 Famous Mountains Of Yamagata

Japan’s hidden treasure trove of outdoor adventure

Kiwi Yamabushi

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The beach town of Yura in Tsuruoka City seen from Arakura-yama, one of the 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata.
The view from Arakura-yama towards the port village of Yura in Tsuruoka City. Photo by author.

A yamabushi’s role is simple: Lead others into nature. Part of that is showing you the beauty of nature in Japan, starting with my own backyard, Yamagata Prefecture.

Made of Mountains: Yamagata Prefecture

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