Fermentation Culinary Tour of Shonai
Tour some of the Shonai Region's most famous producers in a half-day tour that will take you to a traditional shoyu and sake factory
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
Overnight Zen Meditation at Zenpoji Temple
Spend the night in the ancient temple of Zenpoji where the divine dragon serpents of Naga and Nagi are believed to reside and watch
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.
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. Haguro
Journey deep into the Dewa Sanzan Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture and experience the ancient traditions of the Yamabushi monks in an immersive two-day program.
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.