Join Jackie Kuang, Nagisa Ono and other guides on a 5-Day Immersive Shinrin-Yoku & Japanese Cultural Experience in the Birthplace of Forest Bathing

October 14 - October 18, 2024

It has been 40 years since the birth of shinrin-yoku in Japan. 

The background of birth of shinrin-yoku is not only the richness of the forest, but the unique spirituality and culture that exist in the relationship between the forest and people. 

We hope to deepen our learning together as colleagues who are working on shinrin-yoku globally.

Nagisa Ono

Future with Forest 


Locations of Tour 


  • This tour DOES NOT count as a training immersion for guides-in-training
  • Cancellation:  Tour price is NOT refundable 60 days or less prior to the start date (Any refunds must come 61 days or more prior to start date and will come with $100 admin and merchant fee.)

What Does the Total Price Include?

  • Lodging for 5-days/4-nights
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from hotel and sites
  • Shinrin-Yoku Experiences
  • Cultural Activities
  • Translation

General Information

  • Airfare is NOT included and must be secured by participant
  • Recommended Airport: Tokyo - Narita or Haneda
  • Meeting and Dismissal place: Japan Rail Nagoya Station (Aichi Prefecture)
  • Please secure your own travel insurance
  • An informational call for all participants will be provided in August 2024

Suggested hotels for your consideration in Nagoya to stay on October 13 or after the tour:



*Note: The 4th INFOM International Seminar & Workshop 2024 hosted by Dr. Qing Li will be from October 25th-27th. If you are interested, please click here: https://www.infom.org/symposiums/workshop_2024.html, and book your travel with these dates in mind.



Nagisa Ono

Nagisa Ono is a leader in the practice of Shirin-yoku in Japan. She founded Future with Forest Association in 2015 and developed Shinrin-yoku programs which utilized the local forests. She has been working on the development of corporate training programs, providing training for shinrin-yoku facilitators, giving lectures, and writing articles and books on shinrin-yoku. She has guided more than 2500 participants through her shinrin-yoku program so far. From 2019, she has been appointed as one of the committee members of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. She has been actively involved in looking into the possibilities and potentials of shinrin-yoku and national forest policy. Nagisa studied forestry at Tokyo University of Agriculture, and conducted research on wellness and forest.

Mentor, Trainer

Jackie Kuang

Jackie is a trainer and business manager with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. She’s a certified forest therapy guide trained in 2017 at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and has been guiding regularly in her communities ever since. She’s one of the first guides to pioneer guiding walks remotely via Zoom when the pandemic made guiding in-person unsafe for many months in 2020. Born and raised in China, Jackie came to the United States in 1990 to pursue her PhD in American Literature. She has had a diverse background in various fields such as teaching, translating, marketing, and practicing as a Certified Public Accountant. One of her greatest joys in guiding and training guides is witnessing the transformative impact on participants’ well-being on so many levels. She has co-led over 10 guide trainings worldwide as of 2022 and created a professional development course called Guiding Business Success for trained guides.

Pricing options

You may pay in 1, 2, or 3 installments.