Shirakami sanchi is world heritage in Japan, Aomori Prefecture.

Shirakami Sanchi Scenic Sights – Volume 2


These are some remote spots that will, without doubt, take your breath away.
Let us take a look at unexplored sights that even locals rarely reach!

1. Gangara Hole
Gangara Hole is a cave, located on a cliff of Moriyama beach in Fukaura, Aomori. With a depth of 50 meters and height of 10 meters, it can be toured on a two-person sea kayak as the cave is inaccessible on foot.

2. Takaheguri
Takeheguri is an area located on the upper reaches of Okawa River in the town of Nishimeyamura, Aomori. This untrodden destination takes 2 hours and a half to 3 hours from the Rindo Shuten parking lot. It requires trekking in the river, sometimes swimming depending on the water level. The enormous cliffs, termed “gorgé,” envelop the river creating an incredible sight making Takaheguri a hidden gem.