Shirakami-Sanchi is a large area of forest in Japan that has been left untouched and is full of natural beauty. Many types of trees, plants, and animals find sanctuary in this forest, safe from the outside world.
Japanese beech trees live on in the Shirakami-Sanchi from millions of years ago, when beech trees around the rest of the world died during the Ice Age. This beautiful forest is perfect for those who love to hike and be in nature, along with nature photographers and climbers.
There are many attractions for the general public to see, but to enter the main part of Shirakami-Sanchi, visitors must get a special permit.
Anmon Falls is the most popular attraction at Shirakami-Sanchi. Visiting the falls makes for a great hike that takes about an hour and a half to get to. Down in the valley, three waterfalls make up the Anmon Falls, with the tallest one being 42 meters high.
Juniko, also known as the twelve lakes, is a bunch of ponds and lakes that go along certain hiking trails near the coast of the Sea. There are numerous fun outdoor activities to choose from, such as fishing, camping, hiking, and boating.
The water in one of the lakes is such a beautiful blue color that it does not even look real, making for some unforgettable pictures and memories.
There are several mountains worth visiting, including Mount Futatsumori and Mount Shirakamidake. Mount Futatsumori has a very steep trail going up, but it is very short and hikers can reach the top within an hour. Amazing views of the surrounding landscape is seen from the top.
Mount Shirakamidake is the tallest mountain in the area with views of all the way to the sea, and visitors can take public transportation to get to the trailhead.
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