Shirakami-Sanchi: Forest of Gods | World Natural Heritage in Japan

Aomori, Dec 17 (JapanTravel) - Shirakami-Sanchi, often referred to as the “Forest of Gods,” is a 130,000-hectare forest that stretches across the mountains of Northern Japan’s Aomori and Akita prefectures.

The untouched forest is home to beech trees, the Asian black bear, and over 90 species of birds. Thanks to its treasured biodiversity, Shirakami-Sanchi, along with Yakushima in Japan’s south, was designated as Japan’s first UNESCO World Natural Heritage ( site in 1993.