Tag: Forest Guide
Are Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy the same thing? As the nature and wellness related businesses are gaining attention and popularity, entrepreneurs are looking for ways to capitalized on this growing demands for nature connectedness and the number of green businesses are on the rise. There are even articles on eco-tourism and wellness business ideas for startup entrepreneurs who are trying to ride the big waves.
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.