The Geihoku Region, where Akiota Town and Kitahiroshima Town are located, is a region of heavy snowfall with a tranquil rural landscape. There are many ski resorts and other leisure spots, and in winter, skiers from all over Japan flock to the region.
Sandankyou is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Geihoku Region. Sandankyo has been awarded three stars in the Blue Guide: France, and visitors can enjoy an overwhelmingly beautiful view like that of a landscape painting. The thirteen kilometer long gorge is full of waterfalls and cliffs created by nature, and it is also famous for its Forest Therapy®.