Asumui, a Series of Four Rocky Mountains
Take a step into a land of unknown charms and peek into a mythical world
A journey to look deep into yourself

Spiritual Tours

Limited to Ten Persons Per Day
In a forest designated as a World Natural Heritage,
mindfulness meditation, fetching holy water, and contact with the villagers will help you relax and take your mind off the stress of daily life.
Enrich your mind and body while savoring wildflower tea in an old folk house!

INTERVIEWInterview with tour participants

QUESTION 1“How was your experience participating in the Spiritual Wellness Tour, which was newly organized by Nanto Inc./Daisekirinzan accompanied by multilingual interpreters and in collaboration with the local community?”

The project′s sensibility and vision deeply resonate with me. It has enabled me to explore the history of Daisekirinzan, community spirit, cultural reverence, and its global significance, paving the way for countless opportunities. Particularly, I connected with the enjoyable planning process and impressive experience, which provided me with numerous insights and lessons.

QUESTION 2Who would you recommend this tour to?

This tour is recommended for the following types of people.
1. Those interested in enriching the mind and body: This tour is ideal for people of all ages, from the young to the elderly, who are looking to enhance their mind-body connection.
2. Those looking to explore spirituality and gain deeper insights: This program provides a valuable experience for those interested in delving into the rich history and culture of this region, while also learning from the spirit of Ryukyu.
3. Those looking for unique experiences and team-building opportunities: This tour is an appealing option for those looking to not only have fun but also aim to foster personal growth and strengthen team cohesion.

QUESTION 3“What does SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious) mean?”

Many research institutions, such as the PWE Research Center in the United States, are focusing on the phenomenon of “SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious).”
The 2023 survey indicated that 38% of the population in the United States, particularly within Christian communities, identify as SBNR, showing an increasing interest in “self-exploration,” “coexistence with nature,” and “collaboration with society.”
This change in lifestyle attitudes based on spiritual values is prominently progressing in monotheistic countries worldwide.
There is a tendency for people to prefer deepening their own values and self-awareness by experiencing the unique lifestyles, ideologies, and cultures of each country. As a result, there is a shift in the form of travel from sightseeing-oriented trips to ones that prioritize deeper, more personal, and emotional experiences.

QUESTION 4Would you recommend the Spiritual Wellness Tour in the Yambaru Forest for those who identify as SBNR?

I would highly recommend it.
Especially in modern times, there has been a growing fascination with human values like coexistence with nature, reverence, the forest cycle, and biodiversity. Increasingly, individuals are engaging in nature-related activities such as yoga, forest walks, and river canyoning to enrich their sensibilities.
I trust that this wilderness tour, with its profound spiritual value, will continue to improve its programs and expand its facilities by training additional guides.
I support this initiative.