Aomori Prefecture has a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Shirakami Sanchi (Shirakami Mountains) with the virgin forest of Siebold's beech. It was one of the first sites entered on the World Heritage List in Japan along with Yakushima, Himeji Castle and Buddhist Monument in the Horyu-ji Temple area in 1993. Black woodpecker (natural monument), Japanese black bear, the Japanese serow (natural monument), Japanese macaque, Mountain hawk-eagle, Golden eagle and 87 species of birds are in the mountains. We start from Hirosaki to Aqua Green Village ANMON by bus. It takes about one and a half hours to get to ANMON where we start our walking tour in Shirakami Mountains. They say Shira-Kami comes from Shira which means a rock and Kami is God in Ainu language. Our tour is with a professional mountain guide. After the mountain walk, we go back to Hirosaki and visit Hirosaki Castle Park. In the park we will see a castle originally built in 1611. This castle is one of the 12 Japanese castles built during Edo Period.
Hirosaki Railway Station or your hotel 9:00 am ----- 9:30 am Hirosaki Bus Terminal -----10:10 am leave the terminal by bus ----- 11:40 am arrive at Aqua Green Village ANMON ----- 12:00 am leave ANMON for Shirakami Mountain walk ----- 14:00 14:20 pm leave ANMON for Hirosaki -----15:50 pm arrive in Hirosaki ----- 16:30 pm arrive at Hirosaki Castle Park -----17:30 pm leave the Park for your hotel or Hirosaki Railway Station ----- 18:00 pm arrive at your hotels.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
I am flexible and can accommodate up to 10 travelers. Please contact me in case of larger groups.
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 yen - For food and for any other instance
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Since I am not a driver for a commercial vehicle, I cannot drive you in my car. But I can arrange for a car and driver.