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 classified as one of Japan’s first World Natural Heritage Sites in 1993, has remained unchanged over the course of time. For centuries, it has played a vital role in the lives of the people, through its rich resources and natural beauty.
By visiting the Shirakami area (composed of Noshiro City, Fujisato Town, Mitane Town, and Happo Town) in Akita Prefecture, you too, can enjoy the blessings of Shirakami Sanchi through outdoor excursions, fresh and local ingredients, age-old traditions, and the welcoming people.
The launch of this multilingual site provides visitors with a first-ever portal to the Shirakami area — with consolidated information on how to get here, things to do, festivals to see, and places to stay; in addition to extensive background on Shirakami Sanchi as a World Natural Heritage Site.
Tread new ground. Make your trip to Japan unique. Take a break from the crowds and experience a wholesome and relaxing trip to the Shirakami area.