Kansai Area

Enjoy 'forest bathing' in Kyoto's protected forest

Enjoy 'forest bathing' in Kyoto's protected forest

from 204.50

*$204.50 is the price per participant

Note: Minimum of two participants required. Solo guests may book at the price of two participants.

See our other Kansai experiences here.

Experience Includes |

  • 8:00 - Pick up at Ohmi-Takashima station

  • 9:30 - Arrive at the trail

  • 10:00-15:00 - Trek & eat lunch

  • 15:30 - Leave the trail

  • 16:30 - Arrive back at meeting place

  • 17:00 - Drop off at Ohmi-Takashima station

Availability |


Note: Please contact at least one week in advance as availability may vary

Session 1 (8:00-17:00)

Number of Participants:


Nantan, Kyoto
2 hrs from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese and English

9hr Experience

7 people max.

About the forest |

The Ashiu Forest Research Station (AFRS) is a research site under the management of Kyoto University. Located in the northeast area of Kyoto Prefecture, AFRS covers 4,186 hectares of land. A variety of unique biodiversities can be discovered there, drawing in local and global researchers, as well as nature-lovers to the site. The luscious forest is protected from human activity and closed off to the public, with only certified personnel permitted to enter or tour Ashiu Forest. Throughout the trek, a forest guide will explain the diverse aspects of the forest, conservation efforts, and point out interesting signs of the forest’s flora and fauna. Step away from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s cities and become one with the woods.


Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least one  week in advance.

  • Required gear: Rain jacket, hat, backpack, long sleeve shirt, hiking pants (jeans and skirts are not allowed), hiking boots, hiking sticks, gloves, quick-dry socks (not cotton).

  • If you do not have the gear listed above, please contact us regarding rental options. (See prices below). At the time of booking, please indicate what items you will rent. Please pay the tour-guide directly in cash for rental items on the day of experience

    • Rain suit (Jacket and pants) 2000 JPY

    • Hiking backpack 500 JPY  

    • Boots and socks 2000 JPY

    • Activewear leggings 500 JPY

    • Gloves 500 JPY

  • Additional items: Plastic bag for trash, ziplock bag, kleenex, water, snacks, hand towel, insect repellant, first aid kit, emergency toilet.

  • Children must be 12+ years to participate.

  • A bento is provided for lunch. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated so if you are vegetarian or have food allergies, kindly bring your own food with you. 

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.