ABOUT SHIRAKAMI SANCHI
A place to become
one with nature
A virgin beech forest in Japan’s Tohoku, northern region, that has remained untouched by man for 8,000 years. Shirakami Sanchi is a World Natural Heritage Site and a place where one can learn to communicate, play, and coexist with the nature.
Even without a voice, the forest has plenty to say. Learn how to watch, feel and listen to the trees talk with one another.
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THE KNOWLEDGE OF SHIRAKAMI SANCHI
Shirakami Sanchi is a collective term for a mountainous area that extends from southwestern Aomori Prefecture to northwestern Akita Prefecture and covers approximately 130,000 hectares.
Of this, 16,971 hectares is a natural native virgin beech forest. This part was registered in December 1993 as Japan's first World Natural Heritage Site along with Yakushima.