Kurort walking is a health promotion initiative conducted for preventive medicine and health promotion based on professional and medical science methods, that take advantage of Japan's first and only Munchen University-certified specialized course on climate topography therapy, and under the guidance of Professor Shu of the Munchen University. In particular, as with Germany's climate topography therapy, while keeping the body surface cool by utilizing the climatic factors such as "cold air and wind" and "sun rays" at walking speed according to your physical strength (With a subjective thermal sensation of -1 °C, the body surface temperature will be lowered by about 2 °C.), by walking on the slopes of the forest and mountains strengthens endurance and enhances the effects of exercise.
Total of five places, eight courses using the Zao Kogen Bodaira and Satoyama in Kaminoyama City are approved by the University of Munchen as climate topography therapy courses.The following is the contents of the sub-highland (over 1,000 m) 2 course of the Zao Kogen Bodaira.
Zao Kogen Bodaira course (entire route 3.6km)
The course has a total length of 3.6 km and a height difference of 190 m. In 2008, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has designated it as a National Training Center Highland Training Reinforcement Base Facility. It is part of the Cross-Country Course in the Zao Bodaira Athletes Village and is an easy-to-walk course on the grass. Because the area is located at about 1,000 meters above sea level, cherry blossoms and its kinds will bloom in the middle of May. The best time to see the Japanese azalea is in mid-June, the orange in the green is spectacular. In addition, various plants such as lily of the valley, azumagiku and ezo-oyama-rindou color the plateau. The highland is also busy with mountain ash in autumn, when the leaves change color, skiing and trekking on ice in winter.
※ Caution: Do not steal the plants in the national park. In addition, let's be careful enough to bear and other wildlife.
Oshimizu / Jyuhyougen course (entire route 3.2km)
It is a course of height difference 310m.
In the past, "Oshimizu" (A spring was flowing and cools your arms and legs.) was the starting point of the Zaozan faith. In the Oshimizu no Mori there is Jin Makabe's "Touge no Shihi", stone Buddhas such as the 33rd Kannon in the West or the Zao Gongen, and the former Oshimizu trace, so it is a course where you can taste the remnants of the Zao training. In the course various plants grow mingled such as large alien species timothy grass, and native species giant knotweed and goatsbeard, and so on. In the open area, however, you will encounter lovely flowers in the colors of white and red leaves of maizurusou and showy orchis. There is a forest of Aomori todomatsu around the highest part of the course, and it makes the course full of exhilarating feeling that you can walk while bathing in phytoncide that the needle-leaved tree emanates. Along the course there are many fruticose Hakusan rhododendron, Urajiroyouraku, and Murasakiyashiotutuji, and so on are acervated and you can enjoy the color of each time. It will be a trekking course in winter. In the prairie-like ski slope course, the Asahi mountain range, Hayama, and Mt. Gassan range spread out in the distance, and the Zao Kogen Bodaira and Kaminoyama Basin can be seen below. Experience the breeze blowing up, and on the way down while smelling the fumes of grass, it will be elegant enough to drop by the Oshimizu no Mori. When you leave the forest, you will be connected with the Zao Kogen Bodaira Course.