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Akasawa Forest Bathing Tour from Nagoya

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NEWSLETTER

10.5 hours
Availability : May 1st to October 31st, 2024
Min Age : 14+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

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.

Experience Price

37,000 yen/person

 

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

End Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

7:30 – 18:00 (10.5 hours)

Languages Offered

English, German, Spanish, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Fluent★★★★☆

Spanish: Native★★★★★

German: Native★★★★★

Japanese: Fluent★★★★☆

Price Includes

  • Private tour guide
  • Taxi Fare from Kiso Fukushima to Akasawa Forest and back
  • Forest Rail Ticket
  • Soba Lunch
  • Forest Bathing Guide

Price Excludes

  • Train Ticket Price (9,400 yen without a JR Pass)

Additional Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes for walking in the forest
  • Bring a thin jacket during autumn. During summer, wear light clothes
  • We recommend bringing a hat and sunglasses for hot and very sunny days and a raincoat or umbrella for rainy days
  • Bring a mosquito repellent
What You'll Do

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.

  • Ride the forest railway previously used to transport cypress wood
  • Discover the healing powers of the forest with a knowledgeable guide
Your Experience Step by Step

1. Meeting at Nagoya Station

Meet your guide at Nagoya Station and take the JR Shinano to Kiso Fukushima Station.

2. Taxi to Akasawa Recreational Forest

Take a taxi to the Akasawa Recreational Forest.

3. Ride the Forest Railway

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.

4. Soba Lunch

The natural flavors of Soba buckwheat noodles are a perfect light lunch when trying to connect with nature.

5. Experience Forest Bathing

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.

6. Closing up

After this amazing and relaxing experience you will feel refreshed and ready to head back to Nagoya.

Where You'll Be

Meet Your Host
Lena and Elly hosts

Lena Yamaguchi & Elisabeth Llopis

We are the co-founders of Nagoya is not boring. We look forward to guiding you around our second home Nagoya and its off-beat surroundings.

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.

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