Along with Yakushima, this was the first place to be designated as a world natural heritage site in Japan. The town limits of Fujisato is the only place on the Akita side of the prefectural border in which this world heritage area lies and you can enjoy viewing the scenery of this area from Mt. Kodake.
There are models and pictures on display here that clearly explain the process of becoming registered as a world natural heritage site and that showcase the nature and sights of this area. There is also a nature advisor resident here to explain about this area to visitors.
There are three hot spring hotels here of varying sizes and they are popular as a place of relaxation for the people of the area and as a base for the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains. Come and soak in these natural hot springs and unwind