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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 1/12/2019

LAUNCHED: A multilingual site for information on the Shirakami area

Now visitors can plan their trip to the Shirakami area through this informational site in both English and Mandarin. Shirakami Sanchi. An 8,000-year-old forest and mountain range, that was class...

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