There’s a world heritage site Shirakami Sanchi in the western part of Aomori Prefecture, and besides Shirakami, there are other places you can see beautiful beech forest in Aomori. ☆Photo courtesy by TK. Maeda
|Photo taken on May 20th.|
One of them is located along Prefectural Route 40 in Mt. Hakkoda (takes about 50 minutes from city central and no public transportations to get there).
It’s not certain that a hole around the foot of the tree
is caused by stem temperature or wind.
This is another beautiful scenery in Mt. Hakkoda, Tsuta-numa (numa=marsh). There are 7 marshes in this area, and you can enjoy 90-minute walk along the track surrounding the marshes.
|Pretty azalea was in bloom.|
In Tsuta, you can also enjoy hot spring staying at “Tsuta Hot Spring Inn” selected as one of Japan’s 100 Best Hot Spring. Unfortunately, there were no photos this time, but I bet it’s a must-visit place if you come to Aomori.
Aomori Sightseeing Guide "apti net": http://en.aptinet.jp/