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Posted 22/09/2023

2023 Road Access Update – Tsurubeotoshi Mountain Pass

*The following information is an English translation of the official press release by the Yamamoto Regional Promotion Bureau in Akita Prefecture.The Tsurubeotoshi Mountain Pass, a famous fall foliage...

Posted 25/07/2023

Festival Update – Sandcraft 2023 in Mitane

In light of the recent torrential rain disaster in Akita Prefecture that took place on 15 July 2023, the Sandcraft 2023 in Mitane festival originally scheduled for 29 and 30 July, 2023 has been resch...

Posted 25/07/2023

Festival Schedule – Sandcraft 2023 in Mitane

Come see a one-of-a-kind outdoor ‘Sand Museum’ showcasing a fascinating collection of famous artworks from around the world in Mitane Town this summer!Feel free to visit the beach for a sneak peek!Th...

Posted 29/06/2023

New activities available this summer!

Two anime pilgrimage tours among new activities introduced this June. Giving you more reason to add Akita Shirakami to your travel bucket list, here is a list of new exciting experiences that you ...

Posted 19/05/2023

UPDATE: Trail access as of May 2023

As of 22 May 2023※Schedule may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions. [Updates] 23 May 2023Mt Kodake's trail is currently under maintenance till 3 June, 2023. Please hav...

Posted 27/03/2023

Cherry blossoms to bloom early this year!

Here is our 2023 list of sakura viewing spots in Akita Shirakami We hope everyone is as excited as we are to see sakura early this year! Check out the latest additions to our 2023 list of recommen...

Posted 16/12/2022

Update regarding resumption of suspended train operation of Resort Shirakami

Train operation between Fukaura Station and Ajigasawa Station to resume on the Gonō Line The information below is provided by JR East (East Japan Railway Company) as of 8 December, 2022. Please no...

Posted 25/11/2022

Updates on winter trail and road closures as of November

Updated on 27 December 2022 Winter will be upon us soon, so here are the latest updates regarding road and trail accessibility in the Akita Shirakami area. RouteAccessibilityDetailsNishimeya-Fu...

Posted 9/09/2022

Introducing a special souvenir from Shirakami…

Are you the proud owner of an original Shirakami Nalgene bottle? This 500ml travel essential was newly released by the Akita Shirakami Guide Association this February. What makes it special is tha...

Posted 18/08/2022

The 36th Oshima Fireworks Festival 2022

Oshima island in Happo returns with its stunning fireworks display this summer! 2022-08-30 UPDATE: EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER.2022-08-20 UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTI...

Posted 29/07/2022

Time schedule of Sand Craft in Mitane 2022

Sand Monsters, fireworks and illuminations—hyped up for the biggest summer festival in Mitane Town this coming Saturday? Have a look at the program schedule for this highly anticipated event tomor...

Posted 20/06/2022

Festival touring in August – grab your seats now before it’s too late!

A 4-day summer festival tour, in and around Noshiro A visit to the Shirakami Sanchi area would not be complete without a local matsuri (Japanese festival) experience! In fact, if you happen to be ...