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ABOUT SHIRAKAMI SANCHI

A place to become
one with nature

A virgin beech forest in Japan’s Tohoku, northern region, that has remained untouched by man for 8,000 years. Shirakami Sanchi is a World Natural Heritage Site and a place where one can learn to communicate, play, and coexist with the nature.

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Dialogue

Even without a voice, the forest has plenty to say. Learn how to watch, feel and listen to the trees talk with one another.

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THE KNOWLEDGE OF SHIRAKAMI SANCHI

Shirakami Sanchi is a collective term for a mountainous area that extends from southwestern Aomori Prefecture to northwestern Akita Prefecture and covers approximately 130,000 hectares.

Of this, 16,971 hectares is a natural native virgin beech forest. This part was registered in December 1993 as Japan's first World Natural Heritage Site along with Yakushima.

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Posted 2/03/2020

Here are the top places to see cherry blossoms in the Akita Shirakami area!

The cherry blossom forecast for Akita is out! Start your hanami plans here: Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom a little earlier this year, with forecasts suggesting April 5 through 11 being pri...

Posted 27/02/2020

New pictures added to our photo gallery!

Our photo gallery has been updated with more pictures of the Shirakami area. Login or sign-up for free to get access to a variety of photos that capture the natural beauty and culture that exists in ...

Posted 3/02/2020

Budget-friendly ways to travel Tohoku, Japan!

Traveling around Japan doesn't have to be expensive. See Japan's hidden countryside cheaply and conveniently with these deals. In the past, the Tohoku region of northern Japan was relatively unkn...

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