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"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a Doctor"

* Forest Therapy Roads ® is the registered trade mark of Forest Therapy Society NPO.

Last Updated:September 27, 2013

These events are subsidized by the Green and Water fund, more commonly known as “Green Feather Fund”, which is under the auspices of the National Land Afforestation
Promotion Organization. In these events participants walk through a forest, sit down or lie down on the ground for viewing the beautiful scenery and taking breaks, while enjoying the medically proven healing effects of forest bathing.

These events will be held at several roads selected from among 53 forest therapy roads R nationwide, where experiments have, among other things, successfully measured the effectiveness of forest bathing on the stress hormone levels of the participants

As the event will be monitored by doctors we welcome people leading ordinary life yet under the stresses arising from lifestyle-related illnesses including digestive disease or cancer. Forests you will walk through are proven to help reduce stress levels and increase natural killer (NK) cells and adiponectin protein concentration, thereby inhibiting lifestyle-related diseases.
Please come and join us to experience for yourself these beneficial effects of these forest walks by measuring your stress levels both before and after the activities and to realize the power and importance of forests.
You are invited to join any of the following events listed below with details:

Date: October 5, 2013 (Saturday)

Yusuhara, Town above the Clouds

Hosted by: Yusuhara Town, Kochi Prefecture,
Meeting Place and Time:1. In front of JR’s Susaki Station at 9:10AM
or
2. In front of Roadside Station “Kawauso” at 9:15 AM
TEL : 0889-65-1251
Contact: Yamamoto at Industry Promotion Section, Yusuhara Town Office

Date:October 6, 2013 (Sunday)

Nakanosawa Headwaters Nature Walk Path

Hosted by: Ueno Village, Gunma Prefecture
Meeting Place and Time:In front of JR’s Takasaki Station East Exit Police Box at 8:15 AM
TEL : 0274-20-7070
Contact: Imai at Ueno Village Industrial Information Center

Date: October 6, 2013 (Sunday)

Please come to Ukiha City, with many features of its forest making the best 100 lists

Hosted by: Ukiha City , Fukuoka Prefecture
Meeting Place and Time:In front of JR’s Chikugo-Yoshii Stastion at 9:50 AM
TEL : 0943-75-4975
Contact: Yoshihiro in charge of Agriculture, Commerce & Tourism Coordinator,
Agricultural ,Commerce & Tourism Section, Ukiha City Hall

Date:October 17, 2013 (Thursday)

Beautiful Forests of Shiga Highlands

Hosted by: Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture
TEL : 0269-33-3112
Contact: Takefushi、:Farmland & Forest coordinator, Agriculture & Forestry
Section, Yamanouchi Town Hall

Date : October 20, 2013 (Sunday)

Shinshu Kiso Agematsu, Akasawa Forest Natural Recreation Area

Hosted by: Agematsu Town, Nagano Prefeture
Meeting Place and Time:In front of JR’s Kiso-Fukushima Station at 9:30 AM
TEL : 0264-22-2703
Contact: Hashimoto at Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital

Date: November 2, 2013 (Saturday)

Upstream Forest Which Nurtures Tottori Sand Dunes

Hosted by: Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture
Meeting Place and Time:In front of JR’s Chizu Station at 9:00 AM
TEL : 0858-75-3117
Contact: Yamanaka, Forest Land Restoration Section, Chizu Town Hall

Date: November 10, 2013 (Sunday)

Forest in Takashima, Headwaters of Biwa Lake

Hosted by: Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
TEL : 0740-25-8512
Contact: Yamamoto, Forestry and Fisheries Section, Department of Industry and Economic Affairs

Date: November 17, 2013 (Sunday)

The Town of IInan -Hometown Forest

Hosted by: IInan Town, Iishi County, Shimane Prefecture
Meeting Place and Time:1. Mitsugi Bus Center at 9:20 AM
or
2. Hotel Morinosu at 10:00 AM
TEL : 0854-76-3119
Contact: Akutagawa at Iinan Town, Satoyama Commission of Frontier Corporation

Date: January 26, 2014 (Sunday)

Feel The Blessings of Nature in Kitago Town, the Cherry Blossom Town

Hosted by: Kitago Town , Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture
TEL : 0987-55-2114
Contact: Ochiai, Industrial Economic Affairs Section, Kitago Town , Nichinan City

Entry Fee of Each Event includes :

shuttle transportation service, guide fee, stress level measurements and forest therapy lunch box.
Please make inquiries and/or apply for entry registrations 10 days prior to each event above.

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