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"Shinrinyoku" Forest Bathing in the "City of Trees" Sendai
Experience therapeutic forest "bathing" inside a 400-year-old forest. This is a must-visit spot for anyone coming to Sendai!
April to November
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The concept of “Shinrinyoku” or “Forest Bathing” is a wellness experience that originated in Japan. Together with the only "Forest Therapist" in Miyagi Prefecture who studied Forest Science in graduate school, participants will learn why forests need to be protected, and experience how to receive the natural healing energy of the forest by practicing mindfulness in the rich nature. Experiencing “Shinrinyoku” here in Sendai, the “City of Trees”, will be an extra special memory that you can’t experience anywhere else.
The forest therapy will take place in the Aobayama area of Sendai. The Aobayama area is home to the 400-year-old Sendai Castle, the Hirose River, the Tohoku University Botanical Garden, the Sendai City Museum, and the Miyagi Museum of Art, making it a place where the history, culture, and nature of Sendai are beautifully combined. The location is also very convenient as it is easily accessible from the center of the city by subway or bus.
Medical research on forest bathing has been conducted since the year 2000, and it has been reported that people who take a “forest bath" have reduced stress and increased immunity. Forest bathing is not just hiking, it is a deeper practice of spiritual mindfulness.
I am looking forward to introducing the world of forest bathing to everyone in Sendai.
Konnichi wa! I’m Yui Oikawa, the representative of Forest Therapist “MORINOHI”. I have a master's degree in Forest Science from the University of Tokyo. Also, I am a forest therapist in Miyagi Prefecture . In addition to guiding people through forest bathing, I am involved in a wide variety of activities, including organizing collaborative events and giving lectures.
|Experience Program Name||"Shinrinyoku" Forest Bathing in the "City of Trees" Sendai|
|Activity Location||Aobayama area, around International Center Station|
|Time Required||2 hours|
|Operation Period||April to November|
|Start Time||10:00am or 1:30pm|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||5people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 18:00|
|About suspension of the activity||Canceled in case of stormy weather.|
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, guide fee, consumption tax.|
|Method of Payment||Cash on the day|
|About cancellations and changes||If you must cancel, please call us as early as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||International Center Station|
|Meeting Time||10:00am or 1:30pm|
|Access||・Get off at “International Center Station” on the Tozai Subway Line (approx. 5 min from Sendai Station on the Tozai Subway Line)|
・Approx. 7 min from Sendai Station by taxi / car
・Get off from bus at “ Sendai City Museum /Sendai International Center” using the Loople Sendai bus route (approx. 18 min from Sendai Station)
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Using the concept of “Forest Bathing in the City of Trees”, MORINOHI (meaning “Forest Day”) has been holding events and guided walks to experience the healing power of forests since 2018. Every Thursday and Saturday I upload pictures of tr…
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