OUR TEAM

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting is a certified Yamabushi with almost a decade worth of experience in Yamagata living near the Dewa Sanzan. Originally from New Zealand, the self-professed nature lover spent many of his formative years in the great outdoors, and truly feels at home amongst the vast forests, sprawling rice fields, and mountains of Yamagata Prefecture.

For Tim, the Dewa Sanzan holds a special importance as a place to get away from the real world, and back to a simpler time, that he believes is something that could benefit people from the world over.

Tim’s interests include Japanese history and culture (he is the curator of dewasanzan.com), coffee, photography, music, and sports such as cricket and rugby.

Tim Bunting

Megurun

Project Sub-Leader

Our Team

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

Kanae Soma 

Tim Bunting 

Our Guides

Mai Goto 

Kazuhiro Hayasaka of Daishinbo Shukubo Pilgrim Lodge on Mt. Haguro

Kazuhiro Hayasaka 

Yoshibu Ueno 

Our Experiences

Yamabushido Programs 

Self-Mastery: An Introduction 

Zen at Zenpoji 

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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.