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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!

Operation Period

April to November

Time Required

2 hours

Number of Participants



15,000 JPY– (tax included)

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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 the only forest therapist in Miyagi Prefecture(as of April,2023) . 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 LocationAobayama area, around International Center Station
Time Required2 hours
Operation PeriodApril to November
Start Time10:00am or 1:30pm
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants5people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 18:00
About suspension of the activityCanceled in case of stormy weather.
1 Participant15,000 JPY (Tax included)
2-5 Participants (/group)25,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, guide fee, tea and sweets, consumption tax.
Method of PaymentCash on the day
About cancellations and changesIf you must cancel, please call us as early as possible.
Meeting SpotInternational Center Station
Meeting Time10:00am 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)
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English