"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a doctor"

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

Last Updated:Octorber 20, 2012

"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a doctor" is a special event subsidized by Green and Water fund which is under the auspices of the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, a public interest Incorporated Association popularly known by its emblem of Green feathers. The event will allow subjects to easily experience the medically proven healing effects of forests through forest-based activities such as bathing, walking, sitting and simply laying down.
The event will be held at several Forest Therapy Roads ® locations selected from amongst the total of 48 existing Roads nationwide after tests were conducted on the efficacy of the participating forests and these tests included 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 such as 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: Saturday, 22nd September 2012

Misugi, the Hometown of Health
Misugi Town, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture

Schedule: Sunday, 30th September, 2012

Nature-walk of Nakanosawa river headwaters area
Uenomura, Gunma Prefecture

Meeting time & place:08:30 am at the rotary in front of the East exit, JR Takasaki station
Person in charge: Mr. Matsumoto, Uenomura Industry Information Center
Phone: 0274-20-7070

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

Meeting time & place: 08:00 am at the ticket gate of JR Kiso-Fukushima station
Person in charge: Mr. Sakai, Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital
Phone: 0264-22-2703

Schedule: Monday, 8th October, 2012 (National holiday)

Furusato no Mori
Iinan Town, Iishi-Gun, Shimane Prefecture

Meeting time & place:08:00am in front of the Hotel Granvia, located by the Shinkansen exit, Hiroshima Station
Person in charge: Mr. Akutagawa, Iinan Town Satoyama Commission Division, Frontier Akagi Company Limited
Phone: 0854-76-3119

The river headwaters forest which nurtures the Tottori Sand Dunes
Chizu Town, Yazu-Gun, Tottori Prefecture

Meeting time & place:09:00am at the Chizu Town general information center located in front of Chizu Station
Person in charge: Mr. Yamanaka, Mountainous village revival section, Chizu Town
Phone: 0858-75-3117

Schedule: Thursday, 11th October, 2012

Nature-walk of Nakanosawa river headwaters area
Uenomura, Gunma Prefecture

Schedule: Sunday, 28th October, 2012

Shiga Kogen, the highland of beautiful forests
Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture

Meeting time & place:08:30 am at the ticket gate of Shinkansen East exit deck, Nagano Station
Person in charge: Mr. Mihashi, Shiga Kogen Tourist Association
Phone: 0269-34-2404

Schedule: Sunday, 4th November, 2012

Inohae valley
Kitago Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Meeting time & place:09:30 am Kitago Town Main Branch Office
Person in charge: Mr. Taniguchi, Kitago Town Council for Forest Therapy Promotion
Phone: 098-55-2700

Schedule: Sunday, 11th November, 2012

Yusuhara ~ The town above the clouds
Yusuhara Town, Kochi Prefecture

Person in charge: Mr. Yamamoto, Industry Promotion Section of Yusuhara Town Office
Phone: 0889-65-1251

Schedule: Saturday, 24th November, 2012

Forest Therapy in "Ohita, the compass of mountains"
Ohita City, Ohita Prefectue

Section in charge Industry Promotion Section, Ohita City
Phone: 097-537-7025


-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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