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"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a doctor" in Japan

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

Last Updated:September 6, 2015

"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a Doctor" is a special event subsidized by the National Fund for Forest Greenery and Waters which is under the auspices of the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, a public interest Incorporated Association. The event will allow subjects to efficiently experience the medically proven healing effects of forests through forest-based activities such as bathing, walking, sit- and-seeing, and simply laying down.

The event will be held at several Forest Therapy Roads ® locations selected from amongst the total of 60 existing Roads nationwide after tests were conducted on the efficacy of the participating forests by measuring the stress hormone levels of subjects.

As the event will be actively monitored by Doctors, we welcome the participation of people who lead ordinary yet stressful lives and especially those with lifestyle-related illnesses, digestive diseases or cancers.

We invite you to experience the effects of spending time in a beneficial forest environment and witness the resultant reductions in stress levels and increases in NK-cell and adiponectin protein measurements, all of which are proven to help inhibit lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes. Why don't you come and experience for yourself the beneficial effects of these forest walks by measuring your stress levels both before and after the planned activities and thereby come to realize the power and importance of forests ?

Schedule

Sunday, 20th September, 2015 Agematsu

Akasawa Natural Recreation Forests, Shinshu Kiso Agematsu
Agematsu town, Nagano Prefecture

Meeting time & place09:30 am at the Akasawa Natural Recreation Forests
Person in charge Ms. Haruka Hashimoto, Management Planning Section,
Purser Department, Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital
Phone : 0264-22-2703
Email : kiso@pref-nagano-hosp.jp
URL: http://www.town.agematsu.nagano.jp/kankou/event/ishiaka.html

Sunday, 11th October, 2015 Yusuhara

Yusuhara ~ the Town Above the Clouds
Yusuhara Town, Kochi Prefecture

Meeting time & place:9:00 am at JR Susaki Station
9:15 am at Roadside station Kawauso
Person in charge: Mr. Kawamura, Forestry Administration sub-Section,
Industry Promotion Section, Usuhara Town Office
Phone : 0889-65-1250
Email: k-kawamura@town.yusuhara.kochi.jp

Monday, 12th October, 2015 (National Holiday) Yamanouchi Town

Shiga Kogen, the Highlands of Beautiful Forests
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture

Meeting time & place: 8:20 am at the East exit, JR Nagano Station,
Person in charge:Mr. Okamoto, Arable Land and Forestry Sub-Section
Agricultural and Forestry Section, Yamanouchi Town Office
Phone : 0269-33-3112
Email : kouchi-rinmu@town.yamanouchi.nagano.jp
Participation fee: 3,000 yen

Saturday, 17th October, 2015 Uenomura

Nature-walk of Nakanosawa River Headwaters area
Uenomura, Gunma Prefecture

Meeting time & place : 8:30am at JR Takasaki station,
10:00 am at Uenomura Hall for experiencing forests
310-1 Narahara, Uenomura, Tano-gun, Gunma Pref.
Person in charge : Mr. Mieda, Uenomura Industry Information Center
Phone : 0274-20-7070
Email : uenomura-jukkoku@uenomura.ne.jp
URL: http://www.uenomura.ne.jp
Participation fee : 5,000 yen

Sunday, 18th October, 2015 Okutama

Okutama Healing Forest of Gigantic Trees
Okutama Town, Tokyo

Meeting time & place : 10:00 am at Okutama station, JR Ome Line
Person in charge:Komine, Okutama Promotion Foundation
Phone : 0428-83-8855
Facsimile : 0428-83-8856
Email: 1847@okutama-therapy.com
URL: http://okutama-therapy.com/
Participation fee: 4,000 yen

Sunday, 1st November, 2015 Chizu Town

The River Headwater Forest which nurtures the Tottori Sand Dunes
Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture

Please inquire details of the event such as meeting time & place to followings:

Person in charge :Mr. Yamanaka, Mountain village revival section,
Chizu Town Office
Phone : 0858-75-3117
Facsimile: 0858-75-4124
Email : therapy@town.chizu.tottori.jp

Sunday, 24th January, 2016 Kitago Town

Hometown of Healing, Cherry Town Kitago
Kitago Town, Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Meeting time & place : 9:30 am at Inohae Footbath hot springs.
Person in charge : Mr. Taniguchi, Gonharu NPO
Phone : 0987-55-2700
Participation fee: 2,000 yen

Saturday, 5th March, 2016 Ukiha City

Come and visit the Forest of Ukiha, featured in the Best 100 Forests
Ukiha City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Meeting time & place : 8:30 - 9:00 am in front of the main entrance of Ukiha
City Office
Person in charge :Mr. Nakashima, Ukiha Brand Promotion Section,
Ukiha City Office
Phone : 0943-76-9059
Email: UC000598@city.ukiha.lg.jp

Other event (schedule to be announced) Iinan Town Our own Hometown Forest Iinan Town, Iishi-Gun, Shimane Prefecture

Notes:

-Participation fee includes cost of shuttle, guide fee, stress check fee and forest therapy lunch box.
- Application to participate or any inquiry on the event should be made 10 days prior to the each scheduled date.

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