OUR TEAM

Takeharu Kato

Takeharu Kato

In 2011, Mr. Takeharu Kato was working in Hakuhodo, but was in search of something more powerful, something with more meaning. He moved to Tsuruoka-city and launched Megurun Inc., a company aimed at promoting the wonder of the region, in particular, Yamabushi-oriented activities and philosophy. Megurun Inc. is dedicated to promoting the local area in a global context. And to promoting the use of renewable energy to enable a sustainable life.

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato

Megurun

Founder and CEO

Our Team

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 …

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

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

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 …

Yuichi Otomo 

Mr. Otomo was born in Misuzawa, Tsuruoka City, and as a child, dreamed of becoming a voice actor. He started h …

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 …

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

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.