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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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Kimono Experience at Kaneyu
Try on a traditional Japanese kimono and learn more about former restaurant Kaneyu.
Play with Akita Dogs!
One of the representative breeds of Japan, walk and play with an Akita Dog in its namesake region.
Canoe Tour in the Shirakami Area
Row along the Yoneshiro River and enjoy the landscape of Shirakami Sanchi from the water.
Tenku no Fuyajo – Package
Castle lanterns light up the sky during this spellbinding festival that dates back generations.
Mountain roads open in Fujisato town!
Everyday is beginning to feel a little warmer and much of the snow has melted. Route 317 which goes through Fujisato town and onto Aomori prefecture is now partially open. Dairakyo valley, Dakedai fo...
Shirakami Life: Creating Akita fans through sake and storytelling
Akita prefecture, with its sprawling rice fields and untainted water, is known across Japan for producing delicious sake. And in Noshiro city, there's arguably no one that knows more about the tastes...
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...