Sky Sports (empty activities) in Sakata/Tsuruoka/Dewa Sanzan
- Age 6～Age 65
- 2～3 hours
Welcome to Zenpoji Temple! Upon meeting a Buddhist monk and your interpreter at the main gate of Zenpoji Temple, you will begin your orientation into the world of Zen Buddhism with an introduction to meditation. Next you will be able to put this newly learned technique into practice with a zazen meditation experience, which is performed inside a hall normally off limits to anyone besides the temple monks. After learning the ins and outs of zazen meditation, your training will continue with participating in an authentic Buddhist lunch ceremony. As the day proceeds, you will then move to a worship hall to undergo a Zen prayer ritual accompanied by a monk as your spiritual guide . Finally, your visit to Zenpoji Temple will conclude with a walk around the temple grounds, visiting some hidden areas of the complex that are only accessible when accompanied by a temple monk. When the tour is concluded, your interpreter would be happy to call you a taxi to bring you to your next location. Public buses to Tsuroka Station are also available at the Zenpotera Bus Stop located within walking distance (5 minutes) of the main gate.
- Age 6～Age 65
- 2～3 hours
Welcomed into Daishinbo Pilgrim Lodge, your Experience begins here, meeting your Yamabushi guide and interpreter. In the tradition of so many pilgrims before you, you will prepare yourself by donning a white robe, called “gyohi”, and creating a sacred boundary around yourself with your “shime”, an ornate paper necklace. Your pilgrimage starts when you leave the lodge and proceed to the mountain's official entrance gate, Zuishinmon. Your trek will pass through the gate, and your Yamabushi leader will guide you through the sacred and beautiful sites of Mount Haguro, touching on their spiritual importance as well as pausing for moments of reflection. After reaching the summit you will enter the very sanctuary of The Sanjingosaiden Shrine and participate in a ritual blessing inside. Having completed the pilgrimage from the Shukubo lodge, Daishinbo will present you with an “Ofuda” – the sacred talisman or charm. This is a symbol of your rebirth, a reminder, and a spiritual protection for your daily life. This kind of pilgrimage is a popular way for lay-people to engage in Yamabushi practices and reconnect with nature in the sacred mountains of the Dewa Sanzan. In our Experience, we facilitate your participation in this time-honoure
- Age 5～Age 90
- Over 6 hours on the day
A taste of the sacred pilgrimage of Dewasanzan - the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa. Tour Highlights： ✔ Private transport (and optional guide) will pick you up from/drop you back to your hotel/chosen location in Sendai City ✔ Take a guided hike to Dewasanzan Shrine at the top of Mt. Haguro, one of the Three Holy Mountains of Dewa ✔ Learn from your guide about the native religion of Shugendo, the 'Yamabushi' mountain priests and their fascinating ascetic practices ✔ At the top, enjoy a delicious and healthy course meal of 'Shojinryori' - traditional Shinto vegetarian cuisine - inside beautiful temple lodging 'Saikan'. This privately chartered tour will give you a taste and insight into the mysterious world of the Yamabushi of Dewasanzan. You will experience the beginning of the pilgrimage with a guided trek to the top of Mt. Haguro, involving a climb up 2246 stone steps! Your guide will give you an introduction into the history and culture of Shugendo and the spiritual journey of the Yamabushi as you pass through forests of towering cedar trees, making stops at important cultural landmarks such as the 5-storey Pagoda of Haguro, a designated national treasure.
- Age 5～Age 80
- 2～3 hours
Hit local soju, cultivated in Kanata, with your own hands and eat freshly. ~ Flow of the day ~ ① Description (10 minutes) ② Buckwheat noodles (60 minutes) ③ Boil it (20 minutes) ④ meal (30 minutes)
家族で念願のそば打ち体験が出来て良かったです。体験価格も良心的でしたし、親切に教えていただき、子供達も熱心に取り組むことができました。お持ち帰り用ももらえて嬉しかったです。 思っていたより早く試食できたので、 開始時間が10時半位からでもいいのかなと思いました。 また機会があれば、今度はうどん作りも挑戦してみたいです
- Age 18～Age 70
- 2～3 hours
Join Yamagata-based photographer Derek Yamashita to some of his favorite photo spots in Yamagata Prefecture to capture the stunning beauty of this rural region of Japan. Together with Derek you will visit his favorite seasonal spots such as where a beautiful line of sakura sits next to a quite village with a stunning view of the snow-capped Mt. Chokai in the background. Or where the fall colors of fall burn brightest! He will teach you how to make the most of your camera and will also have some photo gear on hand Derek will also be on hand to capture a beautiful portrait shot of you or your group as well.
- Age 18～Age 70
- 5～6 hours
Enjoy the delicious seafood of Yamagata Prefecture directly from its source by purchasing your own fish from a traditional fish market or joining local fishermen to fish off the coast of the Shonai Region! After you have your fresh fish, we will then prepare them in a variety These experiences are highly customizable, and vary throughout the year as the availability of the fresh fish changes.
- Age 16～Age 70
- 3～4 hours
Leave the car behind and explore the wide open plains, rural farming villages, and beautiful coastline of the Yamagata Prefecture with the absolute freedom only a bicycle can afford. With few traffic lights and few cars, some of the most relaxing and beautiful cycling routes in This fully guided cycling course takes guests off the beaten path and immerses them in the splendor of the spiritual town of Togue that rests at the base of the Dewa Sanzan Mountains. During this 3 hour program we will see the famous five storied pagoda of Mt. Haguro in its ancient cedar forest, the vast farmland of the Gassan Plains, cycle through small villages and forests, and stop at a gorgeous temple to enjoy tea and matcha tea by its Japanese garden. You will be led by a bilingual local guide who will share with you the deep history and stories of the places we see throughout the day. These bikes are Specialized Sirrus cross bikes that glide across the flat terrain on this course.
- Age 6～
- Within 1 hour
Get a hands-on experience making your own pin budge or figurine out of sheet copper at Origane Koubou studio.The studio mainly twice at Japan EXPO held in France! delicately crafted armor warriors look as if they will just start moving at any moment.
- Age 18～
- 1 Day or more
Diving The license can be acquired in the shortest 2 days! This course allows you to obtain an open water license in 2 days. The department course is home studying on the Internet! It is very convenient because you can use your smartphone or computer at your favorite place and time. Marine training is high in water temperature Yamagata At Yura Beach Diving Practice with the instructor the skills required for training. The highest water temperature in summer Yamagata The sea is 28 degrees. Okinawa Comfortable with the same water temperature Diving I can do it.
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