Forest Bathing in Historical Village, Hokkaido

Forest-bathing, apparently…   is a thing!  The Japanese concept called Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) is a therapeutic leisure activity of being in a forest, taking in the fresh air while doing nature walks and is thought to

1. Relieve stress

2. Detoxify the mind and body from an electronically charged environment

3. Lower blood pressure

4. Decrease anxiety, depression, and anger

5. Improved mind clarity and concentration

There was a lovely opportunity to indulge in this at the hiking trail in Historical Village, Hokkaido! The trail was long enough but short enough even for someone who hadn’t been regularly exercising (as myself). There were many steps going down and up, winding paths, and lots of lush forest trees emitting all that wonderful fresh oxygen for detoxing while exercising and enjoying the refreshing view!


Interesting structures like this charcoal-making shed:

This bridge:

img_9767-1img_9768And sitting/ resting areas (visible far behind the bridge.img_9769

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3John 2:2

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