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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.

Top attractions in Shimokita Hanto

Onsen

Yagen Valley

Remote valley with hot springs.
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Nature

Cape Oma

Northernmost point of Honshu Island.
3.4 / 5
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Access and Orientation

Page last updated: March 16, 2016