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We are a mountain resort that offers a variety tours and guided services.
We offer 3-5 day tours in Yamagata prefecture.
  • ・Min. 2 people
  • ・It feels like a private tour
  • ・Max. group size is 10 people
  • ・All inclusive tour

"Pole Pole" is a company that offers sports, trekking, and cultural programs specifically designed for foreign country sightseers visiting Yamagata.

We can customize your tour depending on your schedule and purpose. Please feel free to ask us.


Folk Religion Old Pass – Gassan Pole Pole Farm
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Folk Religion Old Pass

1000 years history
Gassan Pole Pole Farm / Folk Religion Old Pass

Folk Religion Old Pass


per person

8th May. – 20th Oct. Min. 2 people

  • ・Old Pass Hiking
  • ・Mummy Temple visit
  • ・Nature Hotspring shrine visit
  • ・English speaking mountain guide attend


You will walk on an old historic hiking path called Rokujyurigoekaido. The path is located on Dewasanzan, a mountain with more than 1000 years of history. Many poets have walked down this path finding inspiration along the way and writing many famous poems and haiku. Here you will be able to feel the beauty of Japanese nature and you may even want to write your own poem as you too have become inspired by this natural beauty.


On the 2nd day you will walk from Cyusonji(mummy temple) to Tamugimata, where you will see a beautiful waterfall and a Japanese traditional thatched roof house. This course is 7km long. Along the way you will be able to see some vestiges of the ascetic practices by monks of the mountain faith.

On the 3rd day you will walk from Sizu(entrance to Gassan) to Yudonosan Shrine. This will be a 8km long hike. Five hundred years ago this route would have been bustling with tofu shops and dango shops (dango is a traditional snack made from sticky rice). Now it makes for a great hiking course where people can enjoy the fresh air while walking through a spectacular beech forest.

On the 4th day you will walk along a ravine from PolePole to Yotsuyasawa.

This tour is suitable for people who are able to walk for about 2 hours on flat level ground.



  • Departure
    Yamagata station west exit taxi pool
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 13:45 PM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 15:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    Transportation in Yamagata
  • Not Included
    Train ticket
    Air ticket

Day 1: Departure

  • 14:00 Yamagata station pick up
  • 15:00 Arrive at Pole Pole Resort
  • 16:00 Briefing
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort villa (Western style)
  2. Including meals : Dinner


Day 2: Old Pass Mummy temple ~ Waterfall

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start trekking from Mummy temple to Waterfall
  • Walk about 8km
  • 16:00 Hot spring
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort villa (Western style)
  2. Including meals : Breakfast, lunch box, and dinner


Day 3: Old Pass Shizu ~ Yudono-san shrine

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start trekking from Shizu - Yudono-san shrine
  • Walk about 10km
  • 16:00 Hot spring
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort villa (Western style)
  2. Including meals : Breakfast, lunch box, and dinner


Day 4: Old Pass Pole Pole ~ Zizo lake

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start trekking from Pole Pole - Zizo lake
  • Walk about 5km
  • 15:00 Yamagata station arrive
  1. Including meals : Breakfast and  lunch box


Tour Location

Rokuzyuri-goe old pass

History of the City


鶴岡から松根、十王峠、大網、田麦俣、湯殿山、大岫峠を越え、志津、本道寺、寒河江を通り山形に至る険しい山道で、山岳信仰が盛んだった室町・江戸時代には、湯殿山を目指し、東北・関東の各地から訪れる「道者」(参詣者)たちで賑わった“ゆどのみち”。 また戦国時代には軍馬が足跡を刻み、藩政時代には、徳川四天王の筆頭、酒井忠次の孫・忠勝が入部以来、酒井家が約250年にわたり統治した庄内藩をはじめ諸藩の参勤交代にも利用されたという記録が残っています。 さらに、庄内からは魚介類やローソク、内陸からは紅花や真綿、豆や葉タバコなどを背負って運ぶ人たちも行き来していました。 明治以降、新道の開通により表舞台から退きましたが、六十里越街道には今日も名残をとどめる数多くの史跡がひっそりと眠っています。  

Meeting Point

14:00 at Yamagata station West exit taxi pool

Tour cost :

JPY 94,000 /  person   Minimum 2 people  

Cost includes:

  • 1. 3 nights accommodation in Pole Pole Resort Villa
  • 2. Day 1 - Day 3 dinner
  • 3. Day 2 - Day 4 breakfast
  • 4. Day 2 - Day 4 Lunch box
  • 5. Entrance fee of shrine and temple in interary
  • 6. Support car in the itinerary
  • 7. English speaking mountain guide
  • 8. Transportation from Yamagata station / airport

Price does not include:

  • Air ticket and train ticket to Yamagata
  • International air fair
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Costs occurred during your free time
  • Activities that does not appear on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses

Cancelation policy

  • From 60days up until 30days before the day 30,000JYP.
  • From 29days up until 20days before the day 60% of the total fee.
  • From 19days up until 10days before the day 70% of the total fee.
  • From 9days up until 4days before the day 80% of the total fee.
  • From 3days up until the day before the day 90% of the total fee.
  • On the day 100% of the total fee.
Note:With regard to the cancellation policy,the "Day"means the first day of the travel Itinerary arranged by Gassan Pole Pole Farm Co.,Ltd..