Japan Heritage SiteThree Mountains of Dewa

27The Ancient Road of Dewa Province: Rokujūrigoe Kaidō

Rokujyurigoe Kaido

The ancient road of Dewa, Rokujūrigoe Kaidō, stretches about 100km to connect inland Yamagata Prefecture with the coast, and prospered as a path for pilgrims to the Three Mountains of Dewa during the Edo period. The remains of lodges and teahouses that once welcomed pilgrims, along with the Nanatsu-taki falls that Yamabushi used for takigyō (waterfall meditation), can be found lining the road.