Our mission is to share cultural programs of mind, spirit and body with citizens of the world, to equip them with what they need to be mindful, restored, and happy. In particular, we offer tools of Yamabushi culture to anyone who feels that it is a useful path of self-awareness and self-development.
Communication of our precious local culture. In particular, the ways in which our culture can benefit the world.
Maintenance of tradition through sharing local experiences. Our work supports and maintains local culture and businesses, for example pilgrim lodges and hotels, Shinto Shrines, Buddhist Temples, and local food culture including farmers. We donate either 10% of our profit, or 10% of sales, whichever is bigger, to the local community.
Promotion of peace. As the world becomes more global, tensions can arise. By sharing indigenous traditions with a global audience, we believe it creates a path to understanding and peace.
TREK WITH YAMABUSHI: WINTER ON MT HAGURO
Walking in the holy mountains with a Yamabushi guide has long been a way to seek purification and to feel restored. While most people come to Mount Haguro to seek spiritual solace in nature during the green seasons, this is a special opportunity to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims in the quiet and the snows of winter.
MOUNTAIN VEGETABLE FORAGING AT DEWAYA
Dewaya is a Ryokan, traditional Japanese Lodge, in Nishikawa on the inland Yamagata side of Mt. Gassan. The nearby forests of the mountains are covered in edible vegetables and mushrooms that are ripe for the picking. Join the team on one of their expeditions, and help prepare a feast for the ages complete with local sake.
OUR LOCAL GUIDES
Born in Tokyo, Mr. Shinozaki had an isolated childhood, living as a hikikomori (shut-in), seeking meaning for …
Mr. Abe was born into a temple family, but he did not want to become a monk. However, throughout his youth, he …
Born and raised in Kurokawa, a rural village in the hinterland of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Mr. Ueno …
Mr. Otomo was born in Misuzawa, Tsuruoka City, and as a child, dreamed of becoming a voice actor. He started h …
Haruki was born and raised in Dewaya Inn, in Nishikawa town, at the mountainous heart of Yamagata. He is the f …
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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.