Shinrin-Yoku 森林浴 Forest Bathing

Enchanted Forest of Yakushima, Japan

Shinrin-yoku ( 森林浴 ) — which literally translates to “forest bath”—is the Japanese practice of “bathing” oneself in nature with the intention of receiving therapeutic benefits. Beginning in Japan in the 1980s (the word itself was coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in 1982), the practice of shinrin-yoku has since spread widely across the planet—there is now a wide range of guided tours operating within Japan that teach the benefits of forest therapy.

The main feature of a mini-meadow is a diverse mix of easy to grow low-maintenance annuals like zinnias, red poppies, cosmos, sunflowers, plains coreopsis and queen annes lace. 

Bamboo forest of Arashiyama - Kyoto, Japan

Nature continually invites you to revitalize through unique sensory explorations.