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.
Haruki was born and raised in Dewaya Inn, in Nishikawa town, at the mountainous heart of Yamagata. He is the f …
Mai grew up around her family’s souvenir shop in Yamadera, in the mountains at the edge of Yamagata City, and …
Yumi was born and raised in the prefectural capital, Yamagata City, where she attended Yamagata University and …
Mountain Foraging at Dewaya Inn
Group Size Price Per Person Two ¥78,000 Three ¥64,000 Four ¥57,000 Five ¥53,000 Six ¥50,000 Seven ¥48,000 8 (m …
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
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
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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.