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Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden

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Stop At: Kahaluu Gallery and Gardens, 47-754 Lamaula Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96744-5013

You will be guided on a mindful walk through the gardens and forested switchback in the peaceful setting created by the late Hawai'i artist Hiroshi Tagami. Your certified forest therapy guide will offer a series of “invitations” to help you re-connect with nature through your senses. You'll get to try a tea from the forest and a healthy, locally-sourced snack. Forest therapy is an evidence-based practice inspired by the Japanese "shinrin-yoku" (roughly translates to "forest bathing"), now a global wellness movement. After the two-hour forest bathing walk, you'll get exclusive access to the art gallery, which contains paintings and giclees by Tagami, sculptures and ceramics, jewelry, and photographs by other local artists.


Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
47-754 Lamaula Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snacks - Locally sourced
  • Mats to sit on
  • Walking sticks, if requested
  • Professional guide, certified by the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy
  • Coffee and/or Tea - A forest tea, made from a plant found on the property used in traditional Hawaiian medicine
  • Entry/Admission - Kahaluu Gallery and Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16.
  • The switchback trail is paved but does involve a moderate elevation change at parts. Hand rails are available, but shoes with good traction are recommended.
  • This part of the island is wetter than others, bringing a rain jacket or poncho is advised. Tour will be canceled if storms are predicted, or if other unsafe conditions arise.
  • At all times of the year, recommend light-weight long-sleeved shirt and long pants, covered shoes with good traction, hat, and sunglasses.
  • Additionally, please bring and apply your own insect repellant and sunscreen.
  • A casual backpack to carry your water bottle and the above supplies will help keep your hands free.
  • Forest Bathing Hawai'i has a waiver and release from liability form all participants will be required to complete before the walk.
  • Please inform you guide in advance of any allergies, dietary restrictions, or medical conditions that may arise.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect which might have made it even more enjoyable. I felt more calm the following week despite life’s usual ups and downs. Time spent in this event was so worth it. Life cleansing one’s mind and soul. I cannot...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear the calming benefits of forest bathing lasted for you. Thanks so much for this review and all the good things you've already said. Look forward to seeing you in the forest again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Using our senses to discover nature. Letting go of everyday life and diving into the moment, diving into the beauty, miracles, the unpredicted things in nature. Thank you, Phyllis for these moments of connecting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lodwi
Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for that image of "diving into beauty"! So glad that your time in an artistʻs garden led you to connections and discoveries. Mahalo for your kind review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phyllis took us on our forest bathing journey and she was so nice and was great at explaining the whole process. We had the options to share our feelings or keep them to ourselves. I think this journey was perfect for anyone and any age...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was my pleasure to bring you on this journey. As you saw, a forest bathing walk can be a very private experience or one that leads to bonding with others. And thanks for recognizing that it's for anyone looking to chill and connect with...More

Reviewed 30 July 2019

This experience was a gift - literally and metaphorically. My daughter gifted this experience to me and asked that I "go with it." I didn't know what to expect and was delightfully surprised. From the multisensory invitations to the refreshing tea each chapter built upon...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Laurie L
Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

I love when people “go with it” and come upon the surprising discoveries in the forest and In themselves. Thank you for the gift of your five-star review. Please do return as every forest bathing walk is different and you’ll find that your insights deepen...More

Reviewed 29 July 2019

The beauty of the gardens was deeply enhanced by a series of invitations to follow our senses. Phyllis helped us to more keenly listen to our surroundings, observe the understory of natures bounty, taste the air and feel the earth working beneath our feet. This...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lexia751
Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience of forest bathing in a bountiful and beautiful natural setting. Lending it your keen attention and slowing down to the rhythm of the trees allowed the relaxation and the joy to arise. May the memory of those gifts from...More

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