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Shiragami-sanchi
白神山地

The Primitive Forest of Beeches:

It is located in the northeastern part of Aomori Prefecture, which is preserved as one of the famous primitive forests and is included in the World Natural Heritage List. There are so many huge trees of beech in the deep forest, yet tourists are not allowed to enter the forest for conservation of nature except some areas. But there are a few trails on which the forest can be observed. Don’t you want to enjoy walking in the forest? Snow is not thawed until the late spring, so period between July and October is the best. It is better to visit there by car.

Now

The autumn colors are now at their peak.

Access and Getting Around

Because of its location between Aomori Prefecture and Akita Prefecture, there are many different tour plan depending on tour spots. Hirosaki City of Aomori Prefecture and Akita City of Akita Prefecture is the base of the tour. Refer to the reach way from Hirosaki, Aomori.

Shiragami-sanchi

Features

Lake Juniko

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Because its access is the easiest in the Shirakami Mountains,it will be good even to visit here only if a tourist use the public transport.In the forest surrounded by beeches there are lakes ,marshes and among them Lake Aoikeand Lake Wakitusboike are the representative ones.There are some bus services from JR Gono Line station and Furofuji Onsen hot spring.Hiking trailOne attractive hiking trail i...

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Anmon Waterfall

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Three big waterfalls flow from the Anmon, and the trail reach the ‘third waterfall’ firstly,then ‘the second waterfall’ and the highest one ‘the first waterfall’ from the waterfall entrance.The waterfall outskirts are masculine scenes among steep rocks,and during the journey is the beauty spot of beech forests of Mount Shiragami can be seen.It is a three-hour trail for seeing the forest and clear ...

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Forest trail of Shiragami

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

The trail is called Mini Shiragami through which people will easily know the beech forest of World Heritage.Tourists have a walk in the beech forest easily.It is specially recommended to those tourists who want to have visit to the beech forest. ...

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Resort  Shiragami Train

-Recreational Facilities 

It is a resort train from which the beautiful scene of the Sea of Japan can be seen,stopping at Juniko Station on the day.Seeing the scene of the Sea of Japan is attractive for the tourists.All the seats in the train are reserved seats, so tourists have to buy a ticket in advance.Tickets are sold at JR Midori no Madoguchi ticket office (JR Green Windows).The JR Gono Line is highly recommended.&nbs...

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Accommodation around Shiragami-sanchi

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