"Walking Forest Therapy Roads ® with a Doctor"

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

Last Updated:September 16, 2014

“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 57 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 ?


Sunday, 21st September, 2014   Agematsu

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

Meeting time & place10:00 am at the Akasawa Natural Recreation Forests
Person in charge: Hashimoto,
Person in charge Hashimoto,
Management Planning Section, Purser Department,
Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital
Phone : 0264-22-2703
Email :

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 (National Holiday)   Kitago

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

Meeting time & place:9:00 am at the Forest Produce Shop ,
Inohae Footbath hot springs.
Person in charge: Taniguchi, Gonharu NPO
Phone : 0987-55-2700

Saturday, 27th September, 2014 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:10:00 am at Okutama station, JR Ome Line
Person in charge : Komine, Okutama Promotion Foundation
Phone : 0428-83-8855
Fax : 0428-83-8856
Email :

Sunday, 5th October, 2014 Uemura

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 : Mieda,
Uenomura Industry Information Center
Phone : 0274-20-7070

Monday, 13th October, 2014 (National Holiday) Shiga Kogen

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

Meeting time & place : 8:20 am at the Shinkansen East exit,
Nagano Station,
Person in charge:Horigome or Okamoto,
Agricultural and Forestry Section, Yamanouchi Town Office
Phone : 0259-33-3112

Sunday, 19th October, 2014 Yusuhara

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

Meeting time & place: 9:00 am at JR Susaki Station,
9:15am at Roadside station Kawauso
Person in charge :Yamamoto,
Forestry Administration sub-Section,
Industry Promotion Section, Usuhara Town Office
Phone : 0889-65-1250
Email :

Saturday, 1st November, 2014 Chizu

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

Meeting time & place : efecture
Meeting time & place: 9:00am at the Chizu Town general information center located in front of Chizu Station
Person in charge : Mr. Yamanaka,
Mountain village revival section, Chizu Town Office
Phone : 0858-75-3117
Fax : 0858-75-4124
Email :

Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 Iinan

Iinan Town Furusato no Mori / Our own Hometown Forest
Iinan Town, Iishi-Gun, Shimane Prefecture

Meeting time & place : to be announced
Person in charge :Ago,
In charge of Tourism promotion,
Industry Promotion Section, Iinan Town Office
Phone : 0854-76-2214
Fax : 0854-76-2221

Saturday, 8th November, 2014 Ukiha

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

Meeting time & place : 9:50 am in front of the main entrance of
Ukiha City Office
Person in charge : Kubota,
Agricultural & Forestry, Commerce & Industry and Tourism Section, Ukiha City Office
Phone: 0943-75-4975
Fax : 0943-75-3114
Email :


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

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