Fugu workshop

See first hand the incredibly intricate art of one of the culinary world's most daring and delicious delicacies. Fugu is an incredibly poisonous fish

Maiko Performance at Somaro

This reservation is for the daily 2:00pm performance at Somaro. Please note that cancellations must be made at least one week before your reservation

Matsugaoka Silk Mills Tour

The price for this program includes a bilingual guide and small gift of samurai silk, the modern rebranding that Matsugaoka is pushing to preserve

Morning Hiking on Mt. Haguro

Hike up the 2,446 stone steps of Mt. Haguro that winds through its ancient cedar forest to the Dewa Sanzan Shrine and try shojin

Shonai Sake Tasting

Enjoy a flight of some of the finest sake in the Shonai Region at Ayatsuru, a local bar located right next to Tsuruoka Station.

Sushi workshop

In this introductory-intermediate sushi class, you will learn how to make beautiful and delicious nigiri and rolled sushi with seasoned chefs at The Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka

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 the beliefs and practices

Zen Mediation and Shojin Ryori at Zenpoji Temple

Visit the ancient temple of  Zenpoji where the divine dragon serpents of Naga and Nagi are believed to reside and watch over the oceans.