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Shimokita Peninsula 
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The Shimokita Peninsula (k, Shimokita Hantō) is the axe-shaped peninsula located at the northernmost tip of Japan's main island Honshu. The remote peninsula's main attraction is Osorezan ("Fear Mountain"), whose barren, steaming and sulfur-rich landscape resembles descriptions of Buddhist hell.

The peninsula is generally known for its rugged scenery, wild landscape and harsh weather. While these aspects are part of the region's attraction, they also result in widespread closures during the winter months.

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Attractions
 1  Osorezan
Sacred mountain resembling Buddhist hell.
User rating: 94/100 (25 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 2  Yagen Valley
Remote valley with hot springs.
User rating: 83/100 (7 votes)
Visited by: 13 users
 3  Cape Oma
Northernmost point of Honshu Island.
User rating: 78/100 (8 votes)
Visited by: 23 users

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User Rating (by 34 users):
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38.  Shimokita Hanto   86/100
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128.  Huis Ten Bosch   88
129.  Koka   87
130.  Dewa Sanzan   86
131.  Onuma Park   85

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