Journeys in Japan

Season 4, Episode 18 of 52

The town of Misugi is located deep in the mountains of Mie Prefecture, central Japan. Ninety percent of the town is covered with forests, and forestry is the leading industry. Michael Keida from the United States experiences "forest therapy," which is a scientifically proven method for improving body and mind wellness through woodland walking. He experiences logging firsthand, and learns how to forage for wild edible plants and prepare them in cooking. Michael also meets locals who are committed to preserving the age-old community and others who have relocated to the area.

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