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 the experiences. Our work supports and maintains the local culture and manufacture as a business (i.e. Pilgrim Lodges, Shinto Shrines, Hotels, Local Food Culture including farmers.) We restore 10% of our sales 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.
KUROKAWA NOH VILLAGE
Gain new insights on life and discipline through this visit to a typical, remote, farming village, which has upheld an extraordinary Noh performance tradition for over 500 years.
OUR LOCAL GUIDES
Born and raised in Kurokawa, a rural village in the hinterland of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Mr. Ueno …
Yumi was born and raised in the prefectural capital, Yamagata City, where she attended Yamagata University and …
Born locally, Mr. Ueno is the youngest son in the family of monks of a Zen temple in Kobato, Tsuruoka City. Af …
Mr. Abe was born into a temple family, but he did not want to become a monk. However, throughout his youth, he …
Haruki was born and raised in Dewaya Inn, in Nishikawa town, at the mountainous heart of Yamagata. He is the f …
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.