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Shirakami-Sanchi
Aomori Prefecture, Akita Prefecture
N40°22´- N40°32´  E140°02´- E140°12´

Area: Approx. 17,000 ha
Year of Inscription: 1993
Criterion: (ix)

Situated in the mountains of northern Honshu, this trackless site includes the last virgin remains of the cool-temperate forest of Siebold's beech trees that once covered the hills and mountain slopes of northern Japan. The black bear, the serow, and 84 species of birds can be found in this forest.


Access
To Nishimeya
Approximately 80 minutes by car from the Aomori Airport
Aomori Airport ¨ Nishimeya (Approximately 115 minutes by local bus)

To Fujisato
Approximately 30 minutes by car from the Oodatenoshiro Airport
Oodatenoshiro Airport ¨ Fujisato (Approximately 40 minutes by local busj

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Inquiry
Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center (Nishimeya)

Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center (Nishimeya)

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on: Every Saturdays and Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holiday
Address: 61-1 Aza Kanda, Oaza Tashiro, Nishimeya-mura, Nakatsugaru-gun, Aomori, 036-1411 Japan
Telephone number: +81-(0)172-85-2622


Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center (Fujisato)

Shirakami-Sanchi
World Heritage Conservation Center (Fujisato)

Office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on: Every Tuesdays (Closed on the following day when falling on a national holiday), Year-end and New Year holiday
Address: 63 Aza Satokuri, Fujikoto, Fujisato-cho, Yamamoto-gun, Akita, 018-3201 Japan
Telephone number: +81-(0)185-79-3001


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