Contact Information

Organization Name

Specified nonprofit corporation
Forest Therapy Society


Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-6-9
DIK Kojimachi building, 3F Room E
Subway Hanzomon Line Hanzomon Station Exit 3b, 1 min walk
Subway Yurakucho Line Kojimachi Station Exit 3, 6 minutes walk

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E-mail Address


Greetings from the Chairman

瀬上講演.jpgI am honored and humbled at the opportunity to lead the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society. As the successor to former president Dr. Imai, I would like to make further efforts to build the “Forest Therapy” name’s recognition. We, the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society are committed to archiving our mission and contributing to communities and to society by expanding the scope of our activities.

Chairman, Kiyotaka Segami


How can i post about Forest Therapy in a magazine or newspaper?
“Forest Therapy” is a registered trademark. Therefore, please indicate the R mark indicate that“Forest Therapy” is a registered trademark and a Specified nonprofit corporation, called the Forest Therapy Society. For magazine or newspaper interviews, please contact us by E-mail. For interview inquiry on a “Forest Therapy Base”, please contact the base directly for the details.

Where can I experience “Forest Therapy” ?
You can experience “Forest Therapy” at a certified “Forest Therapy Base” or “Forest Therapy Road” across Japan. Also, to get some idea, you can visit the sessions which are organized to help, available at participating facilities or parks. Please refer to our Facebook page for more information.

When are the examinations held ?
The Forest Therapy Society decided to remove the written examination requirements from 2015 and change it to a correspondence course style. Hence, if you are interested in being a “Forest Therapy Guide” or receiving the certification as a “Forest Therapist”, please apply for the correspondence course accordingly. If you have passed the Level 2 previously, you can start taking the course from Level 1.

How do I become a “Forest Therapy Guide”?
First the correspondence course Level 2 must be completed (41,580 yen), followed by registering to become a member of the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society, you will obtain certification. The annual membership fee is 5,000 yen. For correspondence course in detail, please visit the “Certification Process”page.

How do I become a “Forest Therapist”?
After completion of the correspondence course for both Level 1 and 2, please attend the therapist certification workshop. Then by becoming a member of the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society, you will obtain certification. The annual membership fee is 5,000 yen. For the correspondence course in detail, please visit the “Certification” page.

Is there a validity period for the certification?
The renewal of membership is taken every three years for “Forest Therapy Guide” and “Forest Therapist”. This can be completed by submitting document only.

How much dose it cost to register a certified Forest Therapy Base?
This varies by location. Please contact the office for details by E-mail.

Our Philosophy

cfde35e1737d5cef44b6c9c5da04c4af_s.pngBy focusing on the relaxing effects of being exposed to nature, we have conducted a number of experiments to determine the physiological, psychological and physical responses on the human body. Based on findings, we have started to allocate certifications for “Forrest Therapy Bases” and “Forest Therapy Roads“ across Japan. “Forest Therapy” activities have been recently gaining interest as its practice is officially recognized and a higher awareness of health and stress management. Forest Therapy Society ,Specified nonprofit corporation is created to support practical forest therapy activities. Using a “Forest Therapy Base” locations, we provide opportunities for local businesses bringing visitors and service providers together.


International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School, Visiting Professor
 Vice Executive  Director Noritoshi 
Representative of Midorikai Healthcare Group
 Vice Executive  Director Hideki Hirano,Ph.D Tokyo University of Agriculture Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Visiting Professor
 Directo Michiko Imai,M.D.,Ph.D Private Clinic Physician, Alpinist
 Director Ryoichi Udagawa Nonprofit foundation Aroma Environment Association of Japan, Senior Corporate Adviser
 Director Qing Li,M.D.,Ph.D Nippon Medical School Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Senior Assistant Professor 
 Director Toru Kohno  Green Dock, Director
 Director Sumimasa Sudo,LL.M. Hosei University Faculty of Law, Professor and Lawyer 
 Auditor Hisaaki Nakaya Tax Corporation Takayanagi accounting firm,Tax Accountant

Activity Report

Business Report and activities Statement ( Accounting closing date 5/31 )
All the documents are only available in Japanese.

FY2015   pdfPolicyholders Meeting Report pdfActivity Statement
FY2014   pdfPolicyholders Meeting Report pdfActivity Statement
FY2013   pdfPolicyholders Meeting Report pdfActivity Statement
FY2012   pdfPolicyholders Meeting Report pdfActivity Statement
FY2011     pdfActivity Statement
FY2010     pdfActivity Statement
FY2009   pdfActivity Statement
FY2008   pdfActivity Statement
FY2007   pdfActivity Statement

List of Members

Corporation, Group, Regular Member (List in Alphabetical Order)
Della Inc.
Midorikai Healthcare Group
Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Health Tourism Organization

Supporting member (random order)

Oguni-machi, Yamagata
Agematsu-machi, Nagano
Iiyama-shi, Nagano
Shinano-machi, Nagano
Saku-shi, Nagano
Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi
Tsuno-cho, Kochi
Hinokage-cho, Miyazaki
Iwaizumi-cho, Iwate
minamiminowa-mura, Nagano
Yamanashi-shi, Yamanashi
Kijimadaira-mura, Nagano
Iinan-cho, Shimane
Yusuhara-cho, Kouchi
Aya-cho, Miyazaki
Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima
Kunigami-son, Okinawa
Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa
Otari-mura, Nagano
Kouya-cho, Wakayama
Tsunan-machi, Niigata
Hinohara-mura, Tokyo
Kawazu-cho, Shizuoka
Miyagi-ken Tome-shi Regional Forest Owners Association
Kazuno-shi, Akita
Okutama-cho, Tokyo
Myoko-shi, Niigata
Yamanouchi-machi, Nagano
Tsu-shi, Mie
Takashima-shi, Shiga
Shinjyo-son, Okayama
Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka
Yame-shi, Fukuoka

Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki
Ueno-mura, Gunma
Ooyama kanko-kaihatsu Co., Ltd.
Sasaguri-machi, Fukuoka
Kusatsu-machi, Gunma
Chizu-cho, Tottori
Mizukami-mura, Kumamoto
Heavens-sonohara, J Mountains Group
Tsubetsu-cho, Hokkaido
Yamakita-machi, Kanagawa
Kamiichi-machi, Toyama
Yoshino-cho, Nara
Akiota-cho, Hiroshima
Oita-shi, Oita
Japan Forest Foundation
Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Hokuto Co., Ltd.
Seishikai Social Healthcare Corporation
Fukaura-cho, Aomori
Tsubata-machi, Ishikawa
Matsukawa-cho, Nagano
Buzen-shi, Fukuoka
Kanra-machi, Gunma
Credit Saison Co., Ltd.
Minamiboso-chi, Chiba
Jinsekikogen-cho, Hiroshima
Hakone-machi, Kanagawa
Daigo-machi, Ibaraki