8 days / 7 nights | 9 to 16 September 2018
Forest bathing— just being in the presence of trees—became part of a national public health
program in Japan in 1982 when the forestry ministry coined the phrase shinrin-yoku and
promoted topiary as therapy.
The environment’s wisdom has long been evident to the culture: Japan’s Zen masters asked:
If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, does it make a sound?
Join me on this unique, escorted small group tour (max 8) combining yoga, meditation and
forest bathing. Immerse yourself in the history, culture and peace that Japan has to offer
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1: Sunday 09 Sep Transfer from Haneda Airport. Overnight Tokyo
Day 2: Monday 10 Sep. Train to Kawaguchico at the base of Mt Fuji where we overnight
Day 3: Tuesday 11 Sep. Train to Matsumoto to visit the Nishina Shinmeigu Shrine – introduction to Shintoism. Arrive at accommodation | Yasuesou, short walk around chamomile dinner.
Day 4: Wednesday 12 Sep. Yoga before breakfast followed by a chamomile essence factory tour. Transferred to Jojuji Temple for zazen meditation and tea ceremony. Two hour stroll. (Mostly flat/slight downhill). Accommodation: Yasuesou
Day 5: Thursday 13 Sep Meditation and yoga before breakfast and check-out.
Transfer to Akashina station for train journey to Nagano. Visit Zenkoji Temple and enjoy local lunch. Transfer by bus to Okusha, walk to accommodation via Kagami Lake. Accomodation: Tsukiyama Ryokan
Day 6: Friday 14 Sep Meditation and yoga in big tatami room. After breakfast we transfer to 童話の森ギャラリー, for a certified ‘forest therapy’ walking course. Accommodation: El Bosco
Day 7: Saturday 15 Sep. Check-out after breakfast; Transfer to Kurohime station for train journey to Kanazawa where you overnight.
Day 8: Sunday 16 Sep Flight home
Tour ends Kanazawa
7 nights accommodation
Meals as indicated on itinerary
All sightseeing activities, including entrance fees & local guides
Airfares & taxes
Anything of a personal nature
Tours or activities outside the published itinerary
Passport, visa fees & departure taxes
Transfers outside group transfers
Prices are calculated on the basis of currently applicable tariffs. In the event of any change, our prices will be subject to change.
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Tour Prices | Land only 8 days / 7 nights
$3,885 per person (max of 8 people)
plus 7 day rail pass: $380 ordinary; $490 green/first (subject to exchange rate)