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Posted 2/03/2020

Here are the top places to see cherry blossoms in the Akita Shirakami area!

The cherry blossom forecast for Akita is out! Start your hanami plans here: Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom a little earlier this year, with forecasts suggesting April 5 through 11 being pri...

Posted 27/02/2020

New pictures added to our photo gallery!

Our photo gallery has been updated with more pictures of the Shirakami area. Login or sign-up for free to get access to a variety of photos that capture the natural beauty and culture that exists in ...

Posted 3/02/2020

Budget-friendly ways to travel Tohoku, Japan!

Traveling around Japan doesn't have to be expensive. See Japan's hidden countryside cheaply and conveniently with these deals. In the past, the Tohoku region of northern Japan was relatively unkn...

Posted 30/01/2020

New article about Shirakami Sanchi featured on

Japan Guide Editor, Raina, reflects on her stay in the Shirakami area in her column article: Shirakami Sanchi: The best of northern Akita. During her three day stay, she fully enjoyed the outdoors ...

Posted 22/01/2020

UPDATE: Winter events 2020

Note: Unfortunately, both of activities has been canceled ( 28th January ) Like many other places in Japan, this year's winter in the Akita Shirakami area has been mild with very little snow. Unf...

Posted 1/12/2019

LAUNCHED: A multilingual site for information on the Shirakami area

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 class...