Oku Japan were invited to join the Wachino Shrine Festival activities during 2019's event. A member of our team, Shinya, even participated and alongside the local men of Tsumago, carried the Mikoshi shrine through the town.
We have just opened a new branch located on the historic Nakasendo Trail! This comes 4 years after being the first tour operator to open a branch on the Kumano Kodo, allowing Oku Japan to more effectively work alongside local community members and encourage economic prosperity in the region.
This article, published in Blue Wings, the inflight magazine of Finnair, focuses on the benefits of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, in Japan and on the Nakasendo trail .
“You relax, your body chemistry changes, and you see the world differently. This is the essence...