Japan Heritage SiteThree Mountains of Dewa

2Mt. Haguro’s Zuishin-mon: The Gate of Dual Deities

Zuishin-mon, the Gate of Dual Deities, at the entrance of Mt. Haguro is where the 2,446-step stone stairway begins. The gate was known as “Niō-mon” before the separation of Shinto and Buddhism in the Meiji era (1868-1912). The Niō statues that were placed inside are now enshrined in Shōzen-in Koganedō at the foot of the mountain.