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Why You’ll Love Every Bit of Foraging at Dewaya Inn

 

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Yamagata is home to the sacred mountains of Dewa Sanzan, where sansai, or wild vegetables, grow with tasteful purity and rare nutrition like nowhere else on the planet. Within this culinary paradise by Mother Nature lies the sleepy village of Nishikawa, a green haven that clings on to the past via rustic architecture and the determined conservation of customary foraging traditions and skills. Dewaya Inn is filled with delicious answers on whatever you’re eager to know about dining, preparing, and foraging these elusive wild plants. You’ll also get an inside view into the natural pantry through the eyes of an experienced chef and uncover the treasure box, among other spectacular details about the holy mountains.

The best of foraging is matched by the excellence of skilled farming at Dewaya inn. World-class and third-generation master and chef, Haruki-san will show you all that it entails, explaining wild food and traditions passed down centuries, assisted by a translator. From wild berries and green silkworms living along the birch tree glade to beech nuts, mushrooms, and sansai, the itinerary of the day has plenty to offer. Also on the agenda is a detour at a refreshing source of spring water.

Dewaya Inn has guarded the history of foraging for centuries, and it hides special sansai varieties that have faded from existence. This multi-generational homestead has preserved these plants, employing them as rare ingredients for an immense range of traditional specialties. You’ll get a privileged look into this indigenous pantry, while the ingredients you’ve collected will be blended into a masterpiece in a personal cooking demonstration. The hearty menu will be capped off in style by sake brewed from the revitalizing mountain spring water.

Related Tours:
1. Yamabushido Training Programs
2. Kurukowa Noh Village
3. Zen At Zenpoji
4. Zen at Yamadera
5. Foraging At Dewaya Inn

Here Are A Few Other FAQs We Get A Lot:

How do I get there?

Meeting Spot:
Mutsuai, Nishikawa, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata 990-0701, Japan

Is this a religion activity?

No. We expect all our visitors to be respectful of the practices that we teach, but people from all faiths, and none, are all welcome to take part.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information ; 

In order to prevent the spread COVID-19, accommodations, transportation, and tourist facilities may change the services shown in brochures or on their official website without notice. For more information, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information page.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and we very much appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Avaible dates for Dewaya Inn?

It is available throughout the year

Refund policy?

If the guest cancels their tour after the booking process is completed, cancellation fees will apply.

What do I need to bring?

Participants are required to bring suitable footwear (hiking boots or sturdy trainers), full rain gear (waterproof jacket and trousers), and base layers such as white t-shirts. We also ask that you bring your own sturdy drink bottle or hydration pack, however bottles of water will be provided.