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Posted 25/11/2022

Updates on winter trail and road closures as of November

Winter will be upon us soon, so here are the latest updates regarding road and trail accessibility in the Akita Shirakami area. RouteAccessibilityDetailsNishimeya-Futatsui Line (Prefectural Route ...

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 ...

Posted 16/05/2022

Road updates as of May 2022!

As we approach late spring, with the snow melting away after the long winter period, trailheads to and around the Shirakami Sanchi area are now scheduled to reopen. Read on to see which roads are acc...

Posted 22/04/2022

Away from the crowds — your 2022 guide to local cherry blossom spots in Akita this spring

The long-awaited sakura are finally in full-bloom here in the Akita Shirakami area! Much loved by locals and foreign tourists alike, cherry blossoms mark the official arrival of spring in Japan. ...

Posted 31/05/2021

Road updates as of May 2021!

As of May 28, 2021: Both gates along Route 317 in Fujisato Town are open. Mt. Fujisato-Komagatake, Dakedai Forest, Kurumidai Campground, and Tsurubeotoshi Pass are now all accessible. In addition, yo...

Posted 28/04/2021

[UPDATE] Enjoy the warmer weather with these activities in northern Akita…

Hiking in UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi The access road to Dakedai Forest and Mt. Fujisato-Komagatake will open on Thursday, May 20.At Dakedai you can enjoy a tranquil s...

Posted 20/04/2021

These campsites are now open…

Get out of your house with a weekend at one of these campsites in the Akita Shirakami area: Subari Campsite Tucked away in Fujisato Town, arriving at Subari Campsite feels like stumbling u...

Posted 9/03/2021

Shirakami Life: The power of Shirakami’s blessings

Walk out of Noshiro Station and you’ll see a small cafe with a wooden facade. If you can’t read Japanese, the bold “Coffee & Tea” signage will likely catch your attention. It’s owned by mountain ...

Posted 2/02/2021

NEW VIDEO!! A trip to Akita…

In the Akita Shirakami area, the wilderness is ALL yours! No crowds means you can enjoy the great outdoors and Akita culture safely and responsibly. Our newest video features hiking through the tranq...