Shirakami-sanchiOctober 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 12 °C
Today's site was a large forested area right at the northern tip of Honshu, Japan's main island. The forest of Shirakami-sanchi is one of the last big wilderness areas in Japan - no towns, no villages, no farmland. It's mostly home to beech forests and rugged mountains.
Since it's quite remote, we could only really get to the edges of the World Heritage area (the listed area is only the centre of the actual wilderness area), but we did our best! We did a roughly 90 minute hike through semi-rough terrain and pouring rain. Not the most fun site but we managed to tick it off.Read more