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

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

Last Updated:Oct 27,2017

"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 62 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 accompanying 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, 8th October, 2017 Yamanouchi Town (this event has been completed)

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

Meeting time & place10:00 am at Oku-Shigakogen Bus Center,
Person in charge Ms. Yoko Kitazawa, Arable Land and Forestry Sub-Section
Agricultural and Forestry Section, Yamanouchi Town Office
Phone : 0269-33-3112
Email :
Participation fee: 3,000 yen

Saturday, 14th October 2017 Uenomura (this event has been completed)

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

Meeting time & place:9:30 am at Uenomura House of Nature for experience and learning
Person in charge: Mr. Mieda, Uenomura Industry Information Center
310-1 Narahara, Uenomura, Tano-gun, Gunma Pref.
Phone : 0274-20-7072
Participation fee: 15,000 yen which includes costs of lodging for one night with 3 meals, lecture fee, forest therapy participation fee and accident insurance premium.

Sunday, 15th October, 2017 Agematsu (this event has been completed)

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

Meeting time & place: 09:30 am at the Akasawa Natural Recreation Forests
Person in charge:Mr. Yohei Oguchi, Management Planning Section,
Purser Department, Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital
Phone : 0264-22-2703
Email :
Participation fee: 5,500 yen

Sunday, 23rd November (National Holiday), 2017 Motosu

NEO-Sakura-interacting land, the road of the beautiful four seasons, Motosu-City, Gifu Prefecture

Meeting time & place: 09:00 am at the lobby of the Hotel Beautiful Four Seasons, Usuzumi Onsen
Person in charge : Mr. Hidekazu Murase, Motosu Promotion Public Corporation Foundation,
c/o the Hotel Beautiful Four Seasons, Usuzumi Onsen
Phone : 0581-38-3678
Email :
Participation fee: 2,500 yen

Sunday, 26th November, 2017 Yusuhara

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

Please inquire details of the event such as meeting time & place to:
Person in charge:Mr. Nobuta Irimajiri, Forestry Administration sub-Section,
Industry Promotion Section, Usuhara Town Office
Phone : 0889-65-1250

Sunday, 21st January, 2018 Okutama

Okutama Healing Forest of Gigantic Trees
Okutama Town, Tokyo

Meeting times & places: 10:00 am at Okutama station, JR Ome Line
Person in charge :Tokuo or Iwasaki, Okutama Promotion Foundation,
1421-2 Hikawa, Okutama Town, Nishitama-Gun, Tokyo
Phone : 0428-83-8855
Facsimile : 0428-83-8856
Email :

Two more events (schedule to be announced)
Iwate-Machi, Iwate Pref.
Chizu-cho, Tottori Pref.


-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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Completion Report Walking Forest Therapy Roads® with a Doctor in 2016 operation year.

Completion Report Walking Forest Therapy Roads® with a Doctor in 2016 operation year.