Train like a true mountain mystic in Yamagata

Get in touch with nature by authentically embracing this ancient faith

About 300 km north of Tokyo in Yamagata prefecture—and within the borders of Bandai-Asahi National Park—lie a trio of sacred mountains: the Dewa Sanzan.
Journey there and immerse yourself in the ways of the local yamabushi, white-robed followers of the ancient Japanese mountain religion called Shugendo.

Meet Master Hoshino, who will guide you in an authentic training program to reconnect with nature and refresh mind and body. Various programs offer different activities: stay at the Daishobo pilgrim lodge where you can eat traditional Yamabushi food, hike sacred trails and even experience waterfall meditation.

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