The Shirakami-Sanchi area is situated along the Akita and Aomori prefectural border. It has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The highest peak of the area is the Shirakami-dake at 1'234 metres, also known as Mukaishirakami-dake.
Bhutan 1997, "Forest Shirakami-Sanchi".
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of UNESCO".
Palau 1997, Forest Shirakami-Sanchi.
The souvenirsheet was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of UNESCO".
Japan 1999, Shirakami-Sanchi.