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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 (27 votes)
Visited by: 56 users
 2  Yagen Valley
Remote valley with hot springs.
User rating: 80/100 (8 votes)
Visited by: 16 users
 3  Cape Oma
Northernmost point of Honshu Island.
User rating: 74/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 25 users

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130.  Koka   99
131.  Dewa Sanzan   98
132.  Satsuma Peninsula   97
133.  Kurobe Gorge   96

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