Escape Into Nature! Visit These 8 Best Places To Practice Shinrin Yoku!

By Amina Fukeerbucus | 21, Dec, 2018
Escape Into Nature! Visit These 8 Best Places To Practice Shinrin Yoku!

Shinrin Yoku is better known to many as forest bathing. It helps you awaken your senses and allows you to appreciate the peacefulness of nature. We are too attached to technology these days so this treatment is definitely what we all need right now.

It's time to shut down your devices and escape into nature. You will be surprised when you realise the multiple benefits that you can get from this experience.

If you wish to know more about Shinrin Yoku, do check out my previous article where I talked more in-depth on what it is about and what it can do for you.

It's now time for you to discover the 8 best places to practice this incredible therapy. Get ready to find your inner peace and unleash the Kung-Fu Panda in you.

1.Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, Connecticut

Picture: AubergeResorts

Feeling tired from work and in need a peaceful time away? The Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa will offer you a blissful getaway into its forest full of lush greenery.

Located in Connecticut, Grace Mayflower Forest is a quiet spot away from the noisy disturbances of the city. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated while taking a stroll into their wonderful, vibrant forest.

Address: 118 Woodbury Rd, Route 47, Washington, CT 06793, United States
Website: AubergeResorts

2. Primland, Virginia

Switch your devices off and breath in the fresh air of the mountains and the peacefulness of the forest. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Primland forest is a place where peace prevails.

It invites its visitors into a zen world where its all about forgetting the one's daily hustle and bustle. Enjoy beautiful views while inhaling the sweet and soothing scent of lavender. Let your soul get carried away by the force of nature.

Address: 2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, USA
Website: Primland

3. Arashiyama, Kyoto

Picture: Inside Kyoto

Get ready to experience a Kung-Fu panda lifestyle in this incredible bamboo forest. Explore your zen attitude while breathing in peace and exhaling anxiety.

Let the magnificence of the bamboo trees ensnare you into another dimension. Take a walk through the bamboo forest and bring your senses to life while being far away from the outside world.

Address: Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Website: Kyoto

4. Bijin Bayashi, Tokamachi, Niigata

Picture: GaijinPot

Named the 'Forest of Beauties', Bijin Bayashi is the epitome of true beauty with its ever-changing colors at the rhythm of seasons. Enter into the fairy-tale world and lose yourself in its beautiful greenery and calm environment.

These tall silhouetted trees are gracefully colored throughout the year so do visit the forest at least once for each season to have a new forest bathing experience every time.

Address: Matsunoyamamatsuguchi, Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture 942-1411, Japan

5. Longshaw, Derbyshire

Picture: NationalTrust

Longshaw is a true walk into the past with a magical touch. Enchanting and mesmerizing, the Longshaw forest is complete with ponds, bridges, trees on rocky slopes and entwined branches.

Hearing the sound of rushing waters as you take a stroll on the bridge will soothe and make you forget about your biggest worries. Enjoy breath-taking sceneries and end your walk with a cup of tea and a few home-made pastries.

Address: Longshaw, Sheffield S11 7TZ, UK
Website: NationalTrust

6. Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Picture: Norfolk Landscape Photography

Connect with the nature through history and plants. Sheringham Park is anything but ordinary. With a history that goes way back in time, the park is an entrancing walk that will make you explore the beauty of life at its best.

Designed by Humphry Repton from 1752-1818, this estate was bought by the Upcher family in 1811. Since then, successive generations of the family further developed it by adding a hall, a park and even went on to build a school. 

Sit under the shade of the ancient beech tree and let the swishing of the leaves take you far away from this world. You can never have a negative feeling with all the vibrant flowers surrounding you from every angle.

Address: Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham NR26 8TL, UK
Website: NationalTrust

7. Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Picture: Rainforest

Brace yourself to embark into an explosion of sensations. Located in Brazil, the Amazon forest is an energy boost for our minds, unleashing our senses to discover a world full of vibrant nature.

Delve into this untamed nature and explore its wonders. Experience colors and sounds like never before. Listen to the rushing streams and the crackling of twigs underneath your feet. Once you're here, you're in for an expedition of a lifetime.

8. Ancient Kauri Forests, New Zealand

Picture: NewZealandPhoto

The best of cultures and nature is hidden inside this ancient forest, home to thousands of trees and a number of species. The Ancient Kauri Forests are beautified by magnificent tall trees and dense nature.

With so much to feel and see all around, the forests will definitely take you on a roller coaster of emotions as you discover what nature has to offer.

Forests are captivating and of course, full of magic. Shinrin Yoku can take place in any forest but you now have with you a list of the most wonderful forests that will help you rejuvenate and make you feel alive all over again.

Don't be afraid to let go of the world for a moment and explore the the wonders of the forest. It's time to escape!

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