OUR TEAM

Maiko Ito

Maiko Ito

Born in Nagoya, Maiko Ito has had extensive experience abroad, studying at Newcastle University during her youth and living in Texas before moving to Tsuruoka in 2014. Career-wise, Maiko has worked at Fuji Electric Global, and ETIC, an NPO supporting youth through internships and social businesses.

While in Tsuruoka, Maiko has helped with the establishment of a startup, and set up Work Life Shift, a consultancy aimed at Human Resources development and organisational reform. Her mission is to connect regional companies that have future-oriented work practices with the right people to create new value.

Maiko Ito

Our Team

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

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

Maiko Ito 

Born in Nagoya, Maiko Ito has had extensive experience abroad, studying at Newcastle University during her you …

Tim Bunting 

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

Our Guides

Ryuhei Abe 

Mr. Abe was born into a temple family, but he did not want to become a monk. However, throughout his youth, he …

Eiji Shinozaki from Zenpoji Temple in Tsuruoka

Eiji Shinozaki 

Born in Tokyo, Mr. Shinozaki had an isolated childhood, living as a hikikomori (shut-in), seeking meaning for …

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

Trek with Yamabushi: Winter in Haguro 

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

Yamabushido Programs 

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  

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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.