The Shonai Region
The coastal region of Yamagata Prefecture is known for its vast open plains, expansive coastlines, culinary excellence, and holy mountains. A trip to this region is an expedition into the pristine countryside of Northern Japan with a plethora of discovery to be had for the adventurous.
Spend the day exploring its vast nature and temples, and relax in the evening with culinary experiences and blissful hot spring baths. Our experiences in Shonai are made in close collaboration with the open and welcoming locals of this region and offer you the chance to experience the countryside like a local.
Shonai Sake Tasting
The Shonai region has long been held near synonymous with its pure white rice grown in the fertile terraces nestled
See first hand the incredibly intricate art of one of the culinary world's most daring and delicious delicacies! Fugu or
Sushi is one of the most iconic Japanese foods and has long been a culinary must-try for those visiting Japan
Outdoor and Cultural Programs
Yamabushi Training on Mt. Kinbo
Venture into the pristine forests of Mt. Kinbo with Masato Konno, a Yamabushi mountain monk who will introduce you to
Matsugaoka Silk Mills Tour
From the fall of the Meiji, down came the castles and the many Samurai traded their swords for silk looms
Maiko Performance at Somaro
See the splendor of the traditional song, dance and instrument mastery of the Sakata Maiko performers! This reservation is for
Morning Hiking on Mt. Haguro
According to legend, Mt. Haguro was discovered by Prince Hachiko over 1,500 years ago as he was led by a