Forest Bathing

As I wrote in the last post, I climbed Mount Kimpo in June.    In fact, I also went to a river last month.   My daughter wanted to go somewhere richly endowed with nature.   So we decided to go to Kikuchi Keikoku where it takes one hour drive from my house.

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Kikuchi Keikoku is located close to Mount Aso area in Kumamoto, Japan.     There is rich nature there.   You can enjoy forest bathing,  which means spending some time in a forest for the health benefits such as relaxation.    It is famous for a good spot to play with water in summer.  You can walk in the shallow stream.    In fall,  many people come to see the autumn foliage.

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The water is very cold and clear.   There are several springs, which create the stream.

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I think these pictures can’t convey the atmosphere to you enough without the sound of the stream.    I should have brought a video camera.    Instead, I link a YouTube video.

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3 thoughts on “Forest Bathing

  1. That looks so peaceful! I like taking hikes around where I live. I think so far my favorite is Nojoqui since it gives you that feeling of being surrounded by cool, green nature. I hope you share more of your nature excursions. I should post more of mine!

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