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NATIONAL PARKS OF JAPAN

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of japan. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of japan's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of japan include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in japan.

 

National Parks of japan

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of the country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru and Ethiopia.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Creation date

Yuwan-gatake

National Wildlife Protection Area

320

-18.92801400000

23.69172800000

Hakusan

National Wildlife Protection Area

38061

III

-38.19561400000

174.87880500000

Sarobetsu

National Wildlife Protection Area

2560

III

-36.88000000000

139.81000000000

1/1/1990

Asama

National Wildlife Protection Area

32237

III

-24.97000000000

152.05000000000

1/1/1994

Okino-shima

National Wildlife Protection Area

97

III

-46.55687700000

169.49734900000

Hamatonbetsu Kuccharo-ko

National Wildlife Protection Area

2803

UA

51.33000000000

-0.78000000000

1/1/1987

Nakaumi

National Wildlife Protection Area

8462

UA

51.08000000000

-1.75000000000

1/1/1987

Kita Alps

National Wildlife Protection Area

110306

UA

53.30000000000

-1.61000000000

1/1/1986

Iriomote

National Wildlife Protection Area

3841

IV

54.85886500000

-3.20373800000

1/1/1994

Ina

National Wildlife Protection Area

1173

III

-41.04838500000

172.93120700000

Hinode-jima

National Wildlife Protection Area

6

Y

IV

57.52083000000

-7.59564800000

1/1/1966

Sendai-kaihin

National Wildlife Protection Area

7790

Ia

-27.43000000000

152.83000000000

1/1/1988

Kirishima

National Wildlife Protection Area

11364

62.70914400000

25.02902100000

Man-ko

National Wildlife Protection Area

250

6.22409200000

-77.13338000000

Nanatsu-jima

National Wildlife Protection Area

24

Ia

-33.03000000000

150.01000000000

1/1/1988

Akkeshi, Bekanbeushi, Kiritappu

National Wildlife Protection Area

10887

II

-36.55066100000

144.38809400000

1/1/1986

Tsurugisan-sankei

National Wildlife Protection Area

10139

62.71139400000

25.96725600000

Kosado-tohbu

National Wildlife Protection Area

734

IV

56.98000000000

23.91000000000

1/1/1962

Ogasawara-shotoh

National Wildlife Protection Area

5899

IV

57.55000000000

22.46000000000

1/1/1977

Sakata

National Wildlife Protection Area

251

IV

56.90000000000

24.75000000000

1/1/1957

Ohtoriasahi

National Wildlife Protection Area

38285

IV

57.05000000000

24.78000000000

1/1/1977

Danjo-guntoh

National Wildlife Protection Area

416

V

56.55000000000

27.38000000000

1/1/1977

Hamakohshien

National Wildlife Protection Area

30

IV

45.49906100000

-64.34466400000

Katano-kamoike

National Wildlife Protection Area

10

V

56.70000000000

25.88000000000

1/1/1957

Seinan

National Wildlife Protection Area

1561

IV

56.90000000000

26.05000000000

1/1/1957

Towada

National Wildlife Protection Area

38772

V

56.95000000000

25.76000000000

1/1/1977

Kii-nagashima

National Wildlife Protection Area

7452

II

-35.53000000000

149.10000000000

1/1/1980

Teuri-toh

National Wildlife Protection Area

546

Ia

-15.17467300000

-39.12645800000

1/1/1980

Sangan-jima

National Wildlife Protection Area

22

Y

IV

57.51924900000

-7.62620400000

1/1/1966

Moriyoshi-yama

National Wildlife Protection Area

6062

IV

56.61000000000

21.13000000000

1/1/1962

Fuhren-ko

National Wildlife Protection Area

7806

62.68660500000

26.02018800000

Kiyanguchi

Marine Park

46

Ia

15.91743500000

-90.67216400000

1/1/1978

Surikozaki (Kagoshima)

Marine Park

70

III

-39.55167600000

175.63782000000

Yatsugatake - Chushin Kogen

Quasi National Park

39857

62.68540200000

28.23850200000

Amakusa (Kumamoto)

Marine Park

5

V

56.86000000000

21.83000000000

1/1/1977

Yudoh

Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area

3855

Y

IV

51.87835200000

1.26413700000

1/1/1983

Kushimoto (Wakayama) (4 areas)

Marine Park

39

IV

44.63092100000

79.45539100000

1/1/1981

Sakurajima (Kagoshima) (2 sites)

Marine Park

15

Y

IV

57.51835500000

-7.67312100000

1/1/1966

Yoshino

Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area

500

62.68127900000

28.24568900000

Takidunguchi

Marine Park

37

15.55950300000

-90.42832500000

1/1/1955

Awatakegashima (Tokushima, 2 areas)

Marine Park

10

Ia

-46.77679500000

167.68449800000

1/1/1915

Nichinan (Miyazaki) (6 areas)

Marine Park

56

Ia

-46.75189700000

167.59251400000

1/1/1915

Okinoshima (Kochi) (5 areas)

Marine Park

36

III

56.08000000000

27.11000000000

1/1/1977

Kumano Nada Nigijima (2 areas)

Marine Park

14

IV

56.61000000000

22.98000000000

1/1/1957

Kasari Hanto Higashi Kaigan (Kagoshima)

Marine Park

93

IV

45.48254900000

-64.34219600000

Kametoku (Kagoshima)

Marine Park

70

62.67961000000

28.23892500000

Shirigai (Kochi)

Marine Park

10

62.14292000000

30.29873800000

Zuibaiji Estuary

Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area

26708

6.94362100000

-76.40944100000

Katano - Kamoike Special

Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area

20

UA

55.01000000000

-2.10000000000

1/1/1984

Okinawa

Marine Park

140

UA

51.33000000000

-1.75000000000

1/1/1985

Mogami

Prefectural Wildlife Protection Area

1732

UA

52.23000000000

-2.23000000000

1/1/1984

Ushibuka (Kumamoto) (4 areas)

Marine Park

30

III

14.69722300000

-91.20443600000

1/1/1955

Shimobishi

Marine Park

83

II

17.22084600000

-89.80380400000

1/1/1989

Okinawa Kaigan

Quasi National Park

10320

IV

52.59669000000

-0.51414500000

1/1/1992

Unzen - Amakusa

National Park

28289

UA

51.08000000000

-1.58000000000

1/1/1984

Nikko

National Park

140164

-7.57388100000

-51.89255200000

1/1/1985

Nippo Kaigan

Quasi National Park

8518

Ia

-33.16000000000

115.84000000000

1/1/1977

Muroto - Anan Kaigan

Quasi National Park

7216

II

-16.92000000000

145.99000000000

1/1/1989

Nichinan Kaigan

Quasi National Park

4542

VI

-9.94731700000

-66.79584300000

1/1/1987

Ogasawara

National Park

6099

II

-37.16660100000

142.07615000000

1/1/1988

Ohirayama

Nature Conservation Area

674

UA

52.28000000000

-3.60000000000

1/1/1931

Niseko - Shakotan - Otaru Kaigan

Quasi National Park

19009

6.93295600000

-76.60705300000

Oga

Quasi National Park

8156

6.49144000000

-76.70139100000

Abashiri

Quasi National Park

37261

IV

56.43600000000

-6.34000000000

Yaba - Hita - Hikosan

Quasi National Park

85023

5.55771100000

-77.27637800000

Noto Hanto

Quasi National Park

9672

4.86267100000

-71.38702800000

Shokanbetu - Teuri Yagishiri

Quasi National Park

43559

4.91371500000

-71.33464300000

Shiragadake

Nature Conservation Area

150

5.15576000000

-76.56318700000

Shikotsu - Toya

National Park

99302

3.84746000000

-69.27529300000

Sakiyama-wan

Nature Conservation Area

128

UA

53.10000000000

-4.10000000000

1/1/1931

Kita-Nagato Kaigan

Quasi National Park

8118

II

17.02743600000

-89.72943100000

1/1/1981

Biwako

Quasi National Park

97672

UA

52.55000000000

-3.45000000000

1/1/1912

Sanin - Kaigan

National Park

8763

UA

50.78000000000

-2.45000000000

1/1/1989

Yoshino - Kumano

National Park

59798

UA

51.03000000000

-1.30000000000

1/1/1986

Tokachigawa-genryubu

Wilderness Area

1035

UA

52.40000000000

-2.66000000000

1/1/1983

Suzuka

Quasi National Park

29821

UA

50.00000000000

-5.20000000000

1/1/1986

Towada-Hachimantai

National Park

85409

Y

II

15.74824100000

-88.88572400000

1/1/1981

Tonegawa-genryubu

Nature Conservation Area

2318

-7.91051400000

-72.21967300000

1/1/1985

Tsurugisan

Quasi National Park

20961

-8.03913000000

-72.89878100000

1/1/1986

Fuji-Hakone-Izu

National Park

122690

II

-27.29000000000

149.70000000000

1/1/1990

Akan

National Park

90481

III

-46.53714900000

169.48445300000

Tanzawa - Oyama

Quasi National Park

27572

62.76998300000

27.78230600000

Suigo - Tsukuba

Quasi National Park

34309

III

-46.53086200000

168.24463100000

Chokai

Quasi National Park

28373

III

16.32032500000

-89.83755600000

1/1/1989

Bandai-Asahi

National Park

187041

IV

55.91000000000

26.33000000000

1/1/1977

Sobo-Katamuki

Quasi National Park

22000

IV

57.83000000000

24.66000000000

1/1/1977

Amami-Gunto

Quasi National Park

7861

Y

IV

57.51871000000

-7.62807900000

1/1/1966

Osabiyama

Nature Conservation Area

545

IV

57.58000000000

26.83000000000

1/1/1962

Akiyoshidai

Quasi National Park

4502

III

-46.52883800000

168.26784200000

Okinawa Senseki

Quasi National Park

3127

Y

Ia

-46.99393100000

168.11965900000

1/1/1907

Onuma

Quasi National Park

9083

Y

IV

55.90995800000

-2.12827200000

1/1/1984

Onnebetsudake

Wilderness Area

1895

Y

IV

55.90895400000

-2.12612100000

1/1/1984

Saikai

National Park

24636

Y

IV

57.51889100000

-7.60607700000

1/1/1966

Shimokita Hanto

Quasi National Park

18728

UA

52.40000000000

-1.20000000000

1/1/1983

Minami Arupusu (Minami Alps)

National Park

35752

UA

52.30000000000

0.26000000000

1/1/1983

Sado - Yahiko - Yoneyama

Quasi National Park

29464

VI

56.70000000000

26.58000000000

1/1/1977

Shirakami-sanchi

Nature Conservation Area

14043

VI

56.38000000000

25.86000000000

1/1/1977

Echigo-Sanzan-Tadami

Quasi National Park

86129

UA

53.50000000000

-1.23000000000

1/1/1983

Muroo - Akame - Aoyama

Quasi National Park

26308

62.76590800000

28.40575500000

Sasagamine

Nature Conservation Area

537

VI

56.36000000000

25.71000000000

1/1/1977

Rikuchu - Kaigan

National Park

12198

-19.54150000000

23.31858600000

Kyushu-Chuo-Sanchi

Quasi National Park

27096

-19.73042100000

23.33670900000

Iki-Tsushima

Quasi National Park

11950

62.76642400000

27.86464100000

Minami-Sanriku Kinkazan

Quasi National Park

13902

VI

57.13000000000

21.88000000000

1/1/1977

Hyonosen - Ushiroyama Nagisan

Quasi National Park

48803

VI

57.10000000000

21.41000000000

1/1/1977

Nishi Chugoku Sanchi

Quasi National Park

28553

4.77497100000

-53.89167800000

1/1/1995

Ise - Shima

National Park

55549

62.76338300000

27.87553100000

Ashizuri - Uwakai

National Park

11166

VI

57.60000000000

22.16000000000

1/1/1977

Shiretoko

National Park

38633

VI

57.85000000000

25.38000000000

1/1/1977

Ibi-Sekigahara-Yoro

Quasi National Park

20219

UA

53.11000000000

-2.18000000000

1/1/1985

Kongo - Ikoma

Quasi National Park

15564

III

-46.13681400000

168.03409900000

Aichi Kogen

Quasi National Park

21705

III

-45.81368700000

170.39936300000

Daisetsuzan

National Park

226764

III

-45.46755600000

170.79695900000

Kushiro-shitsugen

National Wildlife Protection Area

11523

III

-45.86834500000

170.15120100000

Joshinetsu Kogen

National Park

189062

III

-46.55148700000

169.47121200000

Kirishima-Yaku

National Park

54833

III

-42.89924900000

171.01463900000

Meiji Memorial Forest Minoo

Quasi National Park

963

IV

4.58543700000

-53.30270000000

1/1/1996

Genkai

Quasi National Park

10158

UA

52.10000000000

1.46000000000

1/1/1986

Chichibu-Tama

National Park

121600

III

-42.41254700000

171.22884600000

1/1/1978

Meiji Memorial Forest Takao

Quasi National Park

770

III

-45.83482400000

170.49880900000

Seto-Naikai

National Park

62781

IV

4.80993000000

-51.98407500000

1/1/1992

Yakushima

Wilderness Area

1219

III

-45.99533400000

167.70880500000

Ishizuchi

Quasi National Park

10683

IV

4.81027200000

-51.98387600000

1/1/1992

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu

National Park

21222

UA

53.81000000000

-0.98000000000

1/1/1986

Kita Kyushu

Quasi National Park

8249

III

-42.47648500000

171.22991000000

Chubu-Sangaku

National Park

174323

III

-42.56735600000

171.13902500000

Tsugaru

Quasi National Park

25966

III

-45.88517900000

170.10672800000

Mikawa Wan

Quasi National Park

9443

III

-46.55780300000

169.46908700000

Echizen-Kaga Kaigan

Quasi National Park

9246

III

-47.12217900000

168.13200600000

Hida - Kisogawa

Quasi National Park

18075

UA

50.78000000000

-0.91000000000

1/1/1985

Daisen - Oki

National Park

31927

III

-47.11785600000

168.14479900000

Kurikoma

Quasi National Park

77122

III

-46.36795300000

169.59745100000

Zao

Quasi National Park

39635

III

-46.50667400000

169.70450300000

Hayachine

Nature Conservation Area

1370

IV

4.83010100000

-51.94056600000

1/1/1992

Hiba - Dogo - Taishaku

Quasi National Park

7808

IV

4.60895200000

-52.10951700000

1/1/1998

Koya - Ryujin

Quasi National Park

19198

IV

4.82912400000

-51.94065500000

1/1/1992

Minami Iwojima

Wilderness Area

367

III

-42.73823700000

171.43444800000

Minami - Boso

Quasi National Park

5685

III

-42.30385700000

172.17514100000

Wakasa Wan

Quasi National Park

21091

III

-45.82019200000

170.29605100000

Hidaka - Sanmyaku - Erimo

Quasi National Park

103447

III

-46.53437900000

168.26118200000

Wagadake

Nature Conservation Area

1451

III

-46.90353500000

168.11646800000

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on japan. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of japan provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of japan. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of japan provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of japan. In Nature of japan you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of japan provides a checklist of the birds of japan. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of japan in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of japan you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on japan.

http://www.birdlist.org/japan.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/japan.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/japan.htm 

 

 

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