Japan Heritage SiteThree Mountains of Dewa

12Lodging Town of Tōge

Toge Shukubo-gai

(Inside the Tsuruoka City Historical Scenic Beauty Preservation Development Project Priority Area)

Mt. Haguro’s temple town, Tōge, is lined with pilgrims’ lodgings and has a long history of supporting worshippers at the Three Mountains of Dewa and their shugendō pilgrimages. For centuries, the lodges have reliably provided guides and shōjin-ryōri ascetic cuisine to pilgrims.