Blessed Gifts

Discover and enjoy the many gifts of Shirakami

Unique foods. Traditional cultural experiences. Outdoor excursions.
Shirakami has it all.

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Enjoy the blessings of the Shirakami area during your visit.
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Izakaya Sakedoko Berabo

Enjoy eating and drinking among locals in this cozy Japanese-style bar.

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Jappu Sherbet

This sweet and colorful sherbet has been cooling off locals for decades.

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Juniko Lakes

"It's not dye?!" Bright blue Aoike Pond and Wakitsubo Pond will have you questioning your eyesight.

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Kaze no Matsubara Forest

Walk through one of Japan's largest black pine groves.

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Kiwi Harvesting

Pick juicy, organic kiwis at this friendly farmer's orchard.

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Kumiko Woodworking

Intricate designs, made using a traditional technique.

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Kimimachizaka Park

This park offers more than just beautiful scenery, it holds a history of love.

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Kurumidai Camping Ground

Hidden in the forests of the Shirakami Mountains, be one with nature at this camping ground.

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Lavender Fields at Ponpoko Yama Park

Fill your nose with the scent of fresh lavender as you walk through these fields.

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Making Chopsticks

Remember your time in the Shirakami area with a souvenir you can make.

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Michi No Eki, Roadside Stations

A great place to stop as you drive through Akita. Rest and try local foods and produce.

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Mikoshi no Takiabi Festival

"Wasse, wasse!" Hear the townsmen chant as they purify a mikoshi under the Shirataki Waterfall.

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Moritake Kabuki

Traditional Japanese theater with a local Akita twist.

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Noshiro Berabo Kites

Traditional kites painted with a silly facial expression.

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Noshiro Udon Noodles

A popular Japanese noodle made with a local recipe.

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Noshiro Nebunagashi Festival

This ancient festival lives on in Noshiro City.

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