Harvest wild mushrooms in the Mt. Gassan Geopark
Enjoy a diverse fall adventure in the abundant nature of the Gassan Geopark and Shonai Region. Hike Mt. Gassan, gather wild mushrooms, and learn how to prepare them in multiple, delicious ways. Tour the sacred Mt. Haguro, and relax at a beautiful zen temple and its expansive Japanese garden that has been designated as a national treasure of Japan.
In this tour, participants will join veteran mountain guides and native English speaking translators on a hike through the forests and rivers up Mt. Gassan where they will be instructed on how to identify and harvest a variety of delicious mushrooms that are abundant in the early Fall.
Participants will also enjoy a cooking class led by locals from the surrounding villages on how to prepare and cook the mushrooms you have gathered in a variety of cooking methods including tempura, hotpot, miso soup, pasta, and even pizza!
This tour has been organized and will be led by locals in the Shonai Region including a mix of Japanese and international residents living in Shonai.
Price and Booking
- Tsuruoka City , Yamagata
- Culinary, Hiking / Trekking
- 2 days
- Sep 7th to Oct 11th
- The Food Ever Visitors Center next to Tsuruoka Station