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Experience over 650 years of spiritual, artistic Japanese culture at Dewa Sanzan Shrine in Yamagata


A special live performance and workshop program on Japanese arts and culture, NOBODY KNOWS, will be held at Dewa Sanzan Shrine in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov 2.


The event will include relaxing bamboo flute and guitar music to open your senses; informative talks on Shugendo, Noh and the local history; workshops on Shugendo and Noh (vocal, spiritual and body works); and an authentic Noh half-performance.


The event offers participants a chance to open their senses, learn and immerse themselves in traditional spirituality, wisdom and arts. Shugendo is a set of ancient spiritual practices held in the mountains. Noh is the world’s oldest continuing theater. These two are commonly rooted in unique Japanese perspectives on nature and spirit.

This is a special and new live program where you can embody traditionally valued senses of the body and spirit through music and workshops, and learn the deeper Japanese culture and arts.



Event date and time: Sat, Nov 2, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Venue: Dewa Sanzan Shrine, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture

Language: Japanese, with interpretation in English

Cost: The actual event is free but those coming by car will need to pay for toll road (return, regular car 400 yen).

Booking: Required in advance. Please email with your name, number of participants and mobile phone number.

Special Offer

Experience the local culture and history in depth with a discounted trial tour on Nov 2-3.

Tour details

Sat Nov 2

  1. Meet at 1 p.m. at JR Tsuruoka Station and take a bus to Mt Haguro
  2. Guided walk to the five-storied pagoda of Mt Haguro (National Treasure)
  3. Visit Ideha Museum
  4. Attend NOBODY KNOWS Live Performance
  5. Dine on traditional ascetic cuisine
  6. Stay at Shukubo (pilgrim lodge)

Sun Nov 3

  1. Japanese breakfast
    • Morning prayer at the lodge (on request for free)

(Regular Prices)

・15,000 yen per person for group of more than two

・16,000 yen for single person

(Special Offer)

・5,000 yen per person for group of more than two

・6,000 yen for single person

Following conditions apply:

・Answer a questionnaire

・Post your experience on your SNS

To make a booking for the tour, visit

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I'd love to train with the Yamabushi of Mt Haguro.

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