Shirakami-Sanchi, Japan A unesco world heritage site

Situated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mountains​ ​of​ ​northern​ ​Honshu,​ ​this​ ​trackless​ ​site​ ​includes​ ​the last​ ​virgin​ ​remains​ of​ ​the​ ​cool-temperate​ ​forest​ ​of​ ​Siebold's​ ​beech​ ​trees​ ​that​ ​once​ ​covered​ ​the hills​ ​and​ ​mountain​ ​slopes​ ​of​ ​northern​ ​Japan.​ ​The​ ​black​ ​bear,​ ​the​ ​serow​ ​and​ ​87​ ​species​ ​of​ ​birds can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​in​ ​this​ ​forest.

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The Shirakami-Sanchi was one of the first sites entered on the World Heritage List in Japan, along with Yakushima, Himeji Castle, and Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area in 1993. The Shirakami-Sanchi is usually said to contain large areas of forest not covered by the World Heritage listing. However the level of preservation in these areas is not as high as in the central listed area. The World Heritage Site area has never been opened to human activity or trails other than mountain climbers' paths, and is planned to be protected in this state. Permission is needed from Forest Management to enter the heart of the Shirakami-Sanchi. Fishing requires permission from both the Fishing Cooperative and Forest Management.

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