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March 7, 2022
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Spring/Summertime wellness program, Jukai Forest Retreat, at HOSHINOYA Fuji

Experience Shinrinyoku, forest bathing, in the deep forests of Fuji

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HOSHINOYA Fuji, a glamping resort near Mount Fuji, will be offering Jukai Forest Retreat from 1 April to 30 September 2022. This spring and summertime wellness program focuses on healing through shinrinyoku, forest bathing, at the Aokigahara Forest, also known as jukai. The presence of nature can be felt through the fresh scents of the forest, the soft light of the sun, and the chirping of birds as one walks powerfully on the lava plateau. For a deeper sense of spiritual cleansing and healing, we offer time for the five senses to be sharpened through meditation at the Ryugu cave, a place of spiritual atmosphere known for its good energy. With the support of the glamping master, who is well versed in the outdoors, guests can enjoy our original stretch & walk program as well as savor restorative meals to take care of both the mind and body during their stay.

Characteristics of Jukai Forest Retreat
Characteristic 1) Heightening of the five senses through Jukai Meditation
Senses will be heightened during Jukai Meditation, which is held at the Ryugu cave, one of the lava caves in the jukai forest, and a place of spiritual atmosphere. Ryugu cave is a natural monument designated by the country and it is said to have been visited by people in the past to pray for rain because of the presence of a small shrine of the god of water, Toyotamahime, at the entrance of the cave. In a sacred atmosphere, guests will experience the cleansing of their minds and body as they meditate while reflecting on the unique culture of this area.

Characteristic 2) Feeling the energy of the forest with the entire body to reach deep healing
After heightening the senses by Jukai meditation at the Ryugu cave, guests will walk through the forest. While being conscious of deep breathing and the core of the body, guests are encouraged to walk on the ground firmly with the soles of their feet and at a fast pace to raise body temperature and wake the body. By walking through the forest, the entire body can feel nature’s energy to experience deep healing during shinrinyoku. The Glamping Master will arrange the course according to the participants' daily exercise habits and physical condition so people of all levels of experience can enjoy this activity.

Characteristic 3) Service unique to the glamping resort
During the stay experience, there is stretching and dietary support to balance the body. Since the forest is located at a semi-high altitude of about 920 m to 1300 m, a stretch & walk program will be hosted on the day of arrival in order for the body to get used to a higher altitude. This original program developed by HOSHINOYA Fuji consists of a 30-minute warm-up exercise along the walking paths on the premise with the support of the Glamping Master. After the exercise, stretches will be done to cool down the body and for the muscles to relax. Dinner on the first day is a soymilk hot pot to prepare the body for the next day with nutrition and warmth. On the second day, brunch using venison, beans, and grains will be served to help the body recover from fatigue and supply the body with good protein and energy.

Jukai Forest Retreat in a glance
Period: 1 April to 30 September 2022
Price: Starts from 50,820 JPY per person for 2 person use (includes tax and service charge, excludes accommodation fee)
Price includes: stretch & walk program, energy bar making, booklet on stretching during bathing, jukai forest meditation, walking in the jukai forest, car service, dinner (1 time), light meal (1 time), brunch (1 time)
Capacity: 1 group per day (maximum of 3 people per group)
Available to: guests staying at HOSHINOYA Okinawa who are ages 10 and older
Reservation: required a month in advance
Others: Contents of the program are subject to change or cancellation depending on the weather.

Address: 1408 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0305
Price: Starts from 101,000 JPY per night per room (includes tax and service charge, excludes meals)
Number of Rooms: 40
Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 12:00 pm
Directions: Approximately 18 minutes by car from Kawaguchiko Station

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