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Shirakami Mountains白神山地

A true visual splendor of untouched nature at this World Natural Heritage Site. One of the world's largest beech forests exists here.

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A true visual splendor of untouched nature at this World Natural Heritage Site. One of the world's largest beech forests exists here.

The Shirakami Mountains spread 130,000 hectares over Aomori and Akita, and the central part has been listed as a World Natural Heritage Site since 1993. The untouched primeval beech forest in the range is one of the world's largest and provides an important environment for vegetation and animal habitats.

Anmon-no-taki Falls, the most beautiful scenery in the Shirakami Mountains, is a must-see. You can stroll along the nature trails through the lush woods and along the river where crystal clear water flows. At the Shirakami Mountains Visitor Center and the Shirakami World Heritage Center, you can learn a lot about the nature of the Shirakami Mountains. There are many exhibition rooms and a film/video theater as well.
 
Lake Juni-ko, a lake of mystery in the northwestern foothills of the Shirakami Mountains, is surrounded by a dense beech forest. Lake Juni-ko actually consists of a group of 33 lakes and marshes. Among them, Ao-ike Pond is particularly beautiful, and fascinates visitors with its mysterious cobalt blue water.
 

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4h 50 min from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line.40 min from Shin-Aomori to Hirosaki Station by JR Ou Line, and 50 min from Hirosaki Bus Terminal to Tashiro by bus.

Or, 3h 55 min from Tokyo to Akita Station by JR Akita Shinkansen Line, 50 min from Akita to Higashi-Noshiro Station by JR Ou Line, and 33 min from Higashi-Noshiro to Akita Shirakami by JR Gono Line.

 

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