Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park
Shining white against the backdrop of the blue sky, the Shiriyazaki Lighthouse offers a view of the Tsugaru Strait and Pacific Ocean. Farm horses known as “Kandachime” can be seen all around, their manes billowing in the wind. The park is also known for mystical spots such as Mt. Osore, one of Japan’s three most sacred places, and Hotokegaura, a series of rock formations carved by years of rough tides. The park has a unique natural landscape thanks to the harsh yet beautiful nature of this northernmost part of Honshu.