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

Kanae Soma 

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

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

Mai Goto 

Mai grew up around her family’s souvenir shop in Yamadera, in the mountains at the edge of Yamagata City, and …

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 …

Yuichi Otomo 

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

Our Experiences

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

Kyudo Japanese Archery 

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

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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.