Shinrinyoku in Kirishima

Shinrinyoku in Kirishima

Taking a small deviation off the regular Chotto Zeitaku series, this edition is about shinrinyoku, or forest bathing, an indulgence of nature. The idea is to be surrounded by nature, soak in the negative ions and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Urban dwellers will find this practice exceptionally useful, if all you face is a concrete jungle on a daily basis and do not have the time to slow down and relax. There are numerous places where one can participate in shinrinyoku, but my destination for today was Kirishima in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Tokyo (Narita) to Kirishima Onsen Station, Kagoshima

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 55 min

      From 6,000 yen

    2. Kagoshima Airport

      • Bus

      40 min

      1,300 yen

    3. Kagoshima Chuo Station

      1 h 20 min

      1,200 yen

    4. Kirishima Onsen Station

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.