OUR TEAM

Lisa Wynne

Lisa Wynne

Lisa lived in Yamagata for over four years, when she got to know the local mountains by name. She first became acquainted with the Yamabushi, in a focus group organized by the Dewa Sanzan shrine. This resulted in her writing the copy for a new English-language pamphlet for Mount Haguro, and a new curiosity for the history and culture of these mountains. Through participating in Shugyo training and pilgrimage walks in the Dewa Sanzan, she found both the peace and the adventure of learning. Now she is back home in Ireland, seeking new lessons and meditations in the Irish hills and valleys. With the Megurun team, she is ready to answer your questions and provide insightful and practical information to participants.

Lisa Wynne

Megurun

Communications Manager

Our Team

Tim Bunting 

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

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

In 2011, Mr. Takeharu Kato was working in Hakuhodo, but was in search of something more powerful, somethi …

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

Ryuko Ueno 

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

Yoshibu Ueno 

Born and raised in Kurokawa, a rural village in the hinterland of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Mr. Ueno …

Kaoru Akiyama 

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

Our Experiences

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  

Kurokawa Noh Village 

Group Size Price Per Person Two ¥65,000 Three ¥45,000 Four ¥35,000 Five ¥28,000 Six or more ¥27,000

The Hidden Path of Zen at Yamadera 

Group Size Price Per Person Two ¥27,000 Three ¥20,000 Four ¥17,000 Five or more ¥15,000

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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.