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A beautiful, remote, and wild expanse of beach/mixed forest-covered mountains

We flew from Tokyo to Odate-Noshiro airport, rented a small car (quite adequate given that the even... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Rory R
In search of Mother Tree

Shirakami Sanchi, located in Aomori Prefecture, is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We flew from Tokyo to Odate-Noshiro airport, rented a small car (quite adequate given that the even the remote roads are in excellent shape), and spent 3 days exploring the central/south-western section of the forest (we didn't go over to the Hirosaki/falls area, where we...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Shirakami Sanchi, located in Aomori Prefecture, is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan. Many of Japan's UNESCO sites are regarding to the shrines and temples, but this site is the wilderness of last virgin beech forests where all Japan's beech...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

It is one of world heritages and people are allowed to enter into authorized area only. But the forests are preserved and deep. When I visited "Futatsumori" yesterday, there are some small stones fallen down from the mountain on the car road. Road is very...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2014

It was the beautiful forest and river. The tree was so green, and the river was crystal clear. You can enjoy walking along the river if you like to be in the nature.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Bit difficult to summarise the entirety of a large forest in a single review, but I'll try to cover the bits I visited: Rent a car in Hirosaki. There are loads of places that do it - Times, Nipponrentacar, Toyota, Nissan and Oryx. Prices start...More

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Rory R
5 August 2018|
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We just spent 3 days driving around in a small car without a problem. There are some rougher gravel roads, but a regular car should do on those as well.