OUR TEAM

Kanae Soma

Kanae Soma

Kanae joined our team in 2016 just as we were getting off the ground. Kanae spent nearly 20 years working in product development and overseas market expansion in a soy sauce company. She aims to use this experience in providing deeper programs made in conjunction with the local community.

Whenever Kanae feels at a loss or unsure what to do, she pops her head out the window to take in the view of the Dewa Sanzan in search of the right answer.

Kanae Soma

Megurun

Project Leader

Our Team

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

Kanae Soma 

Lisa Wynne 

Our Guides

Ryuhei Abe 

Kazuhiro Hayasaka of Daishinbo Shukubo Pilgrim Lodge on Mt. Haguro

Kazuhiro Hayasaka 

Haruki Sato of Dewaya in Nishikawa

Haruki Sato 

Our Experiences

Trek with Yamabushi: Winter in Haguro 

Yasuo Shibuya foraging for mushrooms on Mt. Gassan for Dewaya in Nishikawa

Mountain Foraging at Dewaya Inn 

The Hidden Path of Zen at Yamadera 

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Yabase, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan

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Megurun aims to support sustainable rural communities. To achieve these aims, we gained a travel agency license registered with the governor of Yamagata Prefecture: Region 282.