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Yamabushido is the perfect chance to get away and refresh your mind, body and soul.

For over 1,500 years, Yamabushi have walked the mountains of Dewa in Yamagata, Japan, in search of enlightenment.

Let Yamabushido take you on an unforgettable journey of self-development and self-discovery.

Back to nature. Back to yourself.

ABOUT Yamabushido

Over mountains, through forests, across rivers, and under waterfalls, Yamabushido is your chance to be one of the first in the world to partake in a collection of authentic ascetic mountain practices under the guidance of Master Hoshino.

Curated especially for an international audience for the first time ever, Yamabushido is open to anyone, religious, non-religious, male, female, looking for the strength to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

Our Programs

Master Hoshino during waterfall meditation

Masters Training

Four-day experience that takes place on all three of the Dewa Sanzan: Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono. Includes waterfall meditation. Only limited places available.

Basic Training

Two-day Yamabushi experience under the direction of a certified Yamabushi guide that takes place on Mt. Haguro. This program has less physical demand than the Masters’ Yamabushi Training Program, yet maintains the core rituals.

ABOUT The Dewa Sanzan

Yamabushido training takes place on the Dewa Sanzan, the three sacred mountains of the former Dewa province in northern Honshu. Nestled between inland Yamagata prefecture and the Shonai coast on the Sea of Japan, the Dewa Sanzan is north Japan’s premiere location for spiritual rebirth.

Traversing the three sacred mountains is akin to being reborn. The journey takes you from the world of the present on Mt. Haguro, to that of the past on Mt. Gassan, and then to meet your future self on Mt. Yudono. Learn more at Dewasanzan.com.

Options and customized experiences are also available.

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