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

Tim Bunting 

Tim Bunting is a certified Yamabushi with almost a decade worth of experience in Yamagata living near the Dewa …

Kanae Soma 

Kanae joined our team in 2016 just as we were getting off the ground. Kanae spent nearly 20 years working in p …

Lisa Wynne 

Lisa lived in Yamagata for over four years, when she got to know the local mountains by name. She first became …

Our Guides

Kaoru Akiyama 

Born and raised in Kurokawa Village, in the hinterland of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, in 2005, she mar …

Kazuhiro Hayasaka of Daishinbo Shukubo Pilgrim Lodge on Mt. Haguro

Kazuhiro Hayasaka 

Born and raised at the foot of Mount Haguro, Mr. Hayasaka is the 17th generation proprietor of Daishinbo Pilgr …

Ryuko Ueno 

Born locally, Mr. Ueno is the youngest son in the family of monks of a Zen temple in Kobato, Tsuruoka City. Af …

Our Experiences

Yamabushi Guided Pilgrimage on Mt. Haguro of the Dewa Sanzan

Trek with Yamabushi: Mount Haguro 

Group Size Price Per Person Two ¥77,000 Three ¥57,000 Four ¥49,000 Five or more ¥45,000

Zen at Zenpoji 

Group Size Price Per Person Two ¥38,000 Three ¥33,000 Four ¥29,000 Five ¥28,000 Six or more ¥27,000  

Yamabushido Programs 

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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.