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Experience the tranquility of the Akasawa Natural Recreational Forest in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on a forest bathing tour from Nagoya. Your journey includes a forest rail ride, a delicious soba noodle lunch, and a two-hour guided walk where you’ll learn the art of forest therapy.
7:30 – 18:00 (10.5 hours)
English, German, Spanish, Japanese
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a rejuvenating forest bathing tour to Akasawa Recreational Forest in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Your journey begins in Nagoya, where you’ll board a train that takes you on a scenic ride to this serene natural haven. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a unique adventure aboard the forest rail, immersing yourself in the lush, verdant surroundings.
Afterward, savor the flavors of Japan with a delightful soba noodle lunch, enjoying the fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
The day’s highlight unfolds during a two-hour guided walk through the enchanting forest, led by a knowledgeable forest guide who will share the art of forest bathing and forest therapy. Discover the healing power of nature as you connect with the tranquil beauty of Akasawa Recreational Forest, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated.
Meet your guide at Nagoya Station and take the JR Shinano to Kiso Fukushima Station.
Take a taxi to the Akasawa Recreational Forest.
Experience one of Japan’s largest cypress forests from the train tracks that used to be used to transport felled trees out of the forest.
The natural flavors of Soba buckwheat noodles are a perfect light lunch when trying to connect with nature.
An expert forest guide will take you through the forest and explain to you the benefits of spending time in the forest through exercises. You will learn about plants and also the connection between cypress trees and the Japanese Shinto religion.
After this amazing and relaxing experience you will feel refreshed and ready to head back to Nagoya.
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Lena is from Germany and she especially loves exploring food and food culture in Japan. Her favorite food is Hitsumabushi, Nagoya’s version of grilled eel on rice.
Elly, from the resort island of Mallorca in Spain, loves all things Japanese culture and history like Kimono, a traditional dance called Nihon Buyo, and Sake.