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Forest and Urban Shinrin Yoku’s positive effect?

Forest and Urban Shinrin Yoku’s positive effects? Milena A. Guziak digests the researchTakayama, N., Korpela, K., Lee, J., Morikawa, T., Tsunetsugu, Y., Park, B. J., Li, Q., Tyrväinen, L., Miyazaki, Y., & Kagawa, T. (2014). Emotional, restorative and vitalizing effects of forest and urban environments at four sites in Japan. International journal of environmental research… Continue reading Forest and Urban Shinrin Yoku’s positive effect?

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The Amazing Place for Forest Bathing in Japan – Hayama no Mori, Nara

Hayama no Mori campground or はやまの森野営場 is a real escape from the busy city life. With less than 2-hour drive from Kyoto city and less than 50-minute drive from Nara Park, this campground is easily accessible and is a perfect Forest Bathing getaway. If you are visiting Japan’s Kansai area, a few nights at this campground amidst forest will reset and recharge your mind and body.

In Japan, the term “Shinrin Yoku (森林浴)” is a household phrase. It literally translates as “Forest Bathing”, immersing oneself in nature for increased well-being, and it has become a national pastime. The idea is that you switch off your mind, bask in nature, and let the forest’s healing hands do the rest.

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The Amazing Places for Forest Bathing in Japan – Kumano Kodo, Wakayama

For over a thousand years people from all levels of society, including emperors, warriors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to the sacred sites in Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of routes, now called the Kumano Kodo, which stretched across the mountainous Kii Peninsula. Nowadays, for visitors, walking the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route is a great way to experience the unique way of life, pristine nature and cultural landscape of Japan’s spiritual countryside.

Leisurely relaxing in the forest, connected to the earth and oneself
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How to Forest Bathe on Your Own & Enjoy It

Leisurely relaxing in the forest, connected to the earth and oneself Here is how to Forest Bathe by yourself. Forest bathing is not exactly hiking. It does not involve bathing nor swimming in the forest either, but it is rather an act of actually spending time in the forest to take it all in -… Continue reading How to Forest Bathe on Your Own & Enjoy It