We conduct psychological and physiological experiments in order to authorize “Forest Therapy” certification and “Forest Therapy Road”.
As a result, we have discovered that a body physiologically relaxes in a variety of environments.
We perform the physiological experiments in either natural forest locations and urban environments and measure a person’s response such as heart rate variability and the blood pressure of the participants. Using those collected data, we provide scientific evidence of the effects of forests on humans.

Criteria for Forest Therapy and Forest Therapy Road

Natural and Social Condition Criteria 
Gratify the Five Senses
Sensible evaluation
Richness of nature
No harmful pollutants
Maintenance and protection of natural environment 
Environment and Facility

Management of setting of “Forest Therapy Road”
Management of facility near forest
Rest area, experience-based facilitation and disability friendly 
Safety management system and medical institutions  
Access and Geographical Condition Set target visitors or locals reflecting regional condition
Accessibility for visitors with private car
Parking lot

Accommodation Condition Criteria
Management system for maintenance
The promotion system of the administrative organization 
Explicitly stated forest facilities management and appreciate operation 
Local residents corporation system
Forest Therapy Menu

Policy on menu regarding Forest Therapy 
Menu identified specifically when in field
Menu for covering accommodation
Menu for covering health and med
Support from Local Residents

Service provider system 
Convenience of one- stop shopping for information
Placement of Forest Therapy Guide 
Future Vision, Sustainability and Expandability
Future plans, short-term (1 to 3 years) and long-term (more than 5 years)
Sustainability and expand-ability of promotion system
IPR such as advertisement methods 
Next leaders training as a part of expand-ability plan 
Sales Point Attractiveness of Forest Therapy proposal utilizing the local features 

Experimental contents

Physiological Measurement Items Psychological Measurement Items (Subjective Evaluation)

 1.(HRV)Heart rate variability (HRV)
 2.Blood pressure, pulse rate
By analyzing the fluctuation of the heart rate , the autonomic nervous activity is measured and divided into①Parasympathetic nerve activity (aggravates when relaxed)②Sympathetic nerve activity (aggravates when stressed)③Systolic blood pressure④Diastolic blood pressure⑤Heartrate⑥Pulse rate.
Blood pressure and pulse rate increases when stressed.

1.Examination for mood profile (POMS)
 2.SD method (evaluate the impression of the forest)
 3.Evaluation of the stress level
 4.Evaluation of the relaxing level