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

Tim Bunting 

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

Lisa Wynne 

Lisa lived in Yamagata for over four years, when she got to know the local mountains by name. She first became …

Kanae Soma 

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

Our Guides

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 …

Mai Goto 

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

Yumi Sato of Dewaya in Nishikawa

Yumi Sato 

Yumi was born and raised in the prefectural capital, Yamagata City, where she attended Yamagata University and …

Our Experiences

Kyudo Japanese Archery 

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  

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.