Shirakami Sanchi is a collective term for a mountainous areas that extends from southwestern Aomori Prefecture to northwestern Akita Prefecture, covering about 130,000 hectares. Among them, 16,971 hectares is a native natural beech forest, untouched by humans and is known as the “core zone”. Shirakami Sanchi was registered as Japan's first World Natural Heritage in December 1993 along with Yakushima.
Flying to Akita Shirakami Area
The nearest airports to Shirakami Sanchi are Akita Airport and Odate Noshiro Airport in Akita Prefecture, and Aomori Airport in Aomori Prefecture. Flights can be booked through All Nippon Airways (ANA), as well as Japan Airlines (JAL).
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Taking the train to Akita Shirakami Area
Tokyo Station to Noshiro Station
Sendai Station to Noshiro Station on the AKITA NAIRIKU LINE
Aomori Station to Noshiro Station
Hakodate Station to Noshiro Station
Highly recommended and beautifully scenic
GONO LINE RESORT SHIRAKAMI
Resort Shirakami consists of three types of sightseeing trains that run along the stunning seaside between Akita and Aomori prefectures and the Shirakami Sanchi mountain range on the Gono Line.
Aomori Station to Akita Station on the Gono Line Resort Shirakami
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Driving to Akita Shirakami Area
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