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Shirakami Sanchi, Tohoku

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Shirakami-Sanchi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Honshu, Japan. This mountainous, unspoiled expanse of virgin forest straddles both Akita and Aomori Prefectures. Of the entire 1,300 km², a tract covering 169.7 km² was included in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. Siebold's beech trees make up a large portion of the forest.SummaryThe Shirakami-Sanchi was one of the first sites entered on the World Heritage List in Japan, along with Yakushima, Himeji Castle, and Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area in 1993. The Shirakami-Sanchi is usually said to contain large areas of forest not covered by the World Heritage listing. However the level of preservation in these areas is not as high as in the central listed area. The World Heritage Site area has never been opened to human activity or trails other than mountain climbers' paths, and is planned to be protected in this state. Permission is needed from Forest Management to enter the heart of the Shirakami-Sanchi. Fishing requires permission from both the Fishing Cooperative and Forest Management.HighlightsPrimeval beech forestThe beech tree is usually unsuitable for cultivation of the Shiitake mushroom. Therefore, beech forests have never been disturbed by Shiitake farmers and remain in a state of preservation much greater than that of surrounding forests. Apart from beech trees, Katsura, Kalopanax, Japanese Hop-hornbeam and other species of tall deciduous trees are found in the forest.
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  • 二次錯過了美瑛的青池,來到十二神山地的青池,原本還沒見到的池水藍,在太陽光的照射下,反應了它的美,終於在那里看到如圖般的青池,雖然時間花的有點久,但有點花時間的是在等待巴士回程的時間,我還是到處繞了下這里的幾個湖. 
  • Explore the 12 Lakes often did not get time. Aoike we saw lots of beautiful scenery as well. Explore the climate is good and feeling good! Is parking and shop restaurant toilet rooms.
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  • Relatively easy to walk walked can be 12 Lake course. Spacious course at all ages. Blue pond was beautiful. Was healed.
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