Yamabushi tours

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Dewa Sanzan Pilgrimage

An introduction to Northern Japan shugendo 

Discover Dewa Sanzan's three holy mountains and its nature worship called Shugendo.

Meet yamabushi priests and take part in yamabushi rituals and prayers.

Learn how to recite the Chant of the holy mountains.

 

Wear shiroshozoku white clothes of rebirth and follow paths taken for more than 1400 years by the yamabushi.

All our tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.

Shiroshozoku

Quit your modern belongings and wear the clothes of spiritual rebirth.

Forests

Be guided by a yamabushi priest anf feel the power of the trees.

Shojin-ryori

Cleanse your body with the vegetarian cuisine of Dewa Sanzan.

Yamabushi

Meet with yamabushi priests and learn their teachings.

Mountains

Challenge yourself in exciting mountain paths.

Conversations

Meet locals and learn about their history, culture, and cuisine.

Waterfalls

Sit under thunderous waterfalls and empty your mind.

Prayer

Learn how to chant yamabushi prayers and their meaning.

Stay

Immerse yourself in the yamabushi traditions and stay in pilgrim lodges

Short introduction to Dewa Sanzan centered on Mt. Haguro.

  • Morning: arrival to Tsuruoka.

  • Lunch: Shojin-ryori in Sanzan Daiai lodge, changing in shiroshozoku

  • 13:00: departure to Zuishinmon and meeting with yamabushi priests

  • 14:00: visit of the Pagoda

  • 15:00 arrival at the top of Mt. Haguro

  • 16:00 prayer at Sanjingôsaiden

  • 16:30 Chat, tea, and lessons from the yamabushi

  • 17:30 Clothes change

  • 18:00 Return to Tsuruoka

Group offers starting for groups above 4 persons

An outlook on Dewa Sanzan's spirituality inside Mt. Haguro & Mt. Yudono

DAY 1​

  • Morning: arrival to Tsuruoka.

  • Lunch: Shojin-ryori lunch in shukubô-gai

  • 13:00: departure to Zuishinmon and meeting with yamabushi priests

  • 15:00 arrival at the top of Mt. Haguro

  • 16:00 prayer at Sanjingôsaiden

  • 16:30  Departure to Mt. Yudono

  • 17:30 Arrival at Yudonosan-Sanrojo

  • 18:00 Prayer, dinner, onsen

DAY 2

  • 7:00 morning prayer & lunch

  • 8:00 Departure to Yudonosan Shrine

  • 9:00 Waterfall training

  • 11:00 Arrival at Yudonosan Shrine

  • 12:00 Lunch at Sanrojo

  • 13:00 Departure to Dainichibo

  • 15:30 Departure to Churenji

  • 16:30 Return to Tsuruoka

Group offers starting for groups above 4 persons