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National parks of Japan are listed here by region from north to south.


Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park[edit]

National park comprised of the volcanic islands of Rishiri and Rebun and the Sarobetsu Wetland, a popular bird watching spot

Shiretoko National Park[edit]

Located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido. It is home to a variety of wildlife and home to some of the most beautiful unspoilt scenery in Japan. It is a WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Akan-Mashu National Park[edit]

Designated a national park on December 4, 1934, together with Daisetsuzan National Park, it is the oldest national park in Japan. The park is separated into two separate areas, the Akan area centered around the Akan caldera, and the Kawayu area, centered around the caldera lake of Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo.

Kushiro-shitsugen National Park[edit]

Home to Japan's largest wetland and the only place where the endangered Japanese crane can be found

Daisetsuzan National Park[edit]

Japan's largest park, home to many onsen towns and unspoilt wilderness. It is also home to Hokkaido's tallest mountain, Mount Asashi.

Shikotsu-Toya National Park[edit]

Centered around Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu, which are both volcanic caldera lakes, it also includes the hot-spring town of Noroshibetsu and a Jomon site that is also a WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Towada-Hachimantai National Park[edit]

Sanriku Fukko National Parks[edit]

A park created in 2013, after the Great Tohoku Earthquake devastated the Sanriku Coast, to help reconstruct and revitalize the area.

Bandai-Asahi National Park[edit]

  • Dewa Sanzan
  • The Iide and Asahi Mountains in Niigata Prefecture
  • The Bandai area of Fukushima Prefecture


Nikko National Park[edit]

Oze National Park[edit]

Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park[edit]

A park that spans Tokyo, Saitama, Yamanashi, and Nagano Prefectures.

Ogasawara National Park[edit]


Joshin'etsu Kogen National Park[edit]

Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park[edit]

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park[edit]

The amalgamation of Mount Fuji and its surrounding area, Hakone, the Izu Peninsula, and the Izu Islands.

Chubu Sangaku National Park[edit]

Hakusan National Park[edit]

Minami Alps National Park[edit]

A park encompassing the Akaishi Mountains.


Ise-Shima National Park[edit]

All of Mie Prefecture from Ise on down.

Yoshino-Kumano National Park[edit]

This park encompasses the entirety of the Kansai region from Yoshino on down.


San-in Kaigan National Park[edit]

A coastal park, spanning the region around the Sea of Japan from Tottori to Kyoto Prefecture.

Daisen-Oki National Park[edit]

A park centered around Mount Daisen and the Oki Islands, and also including the Hiruzen Highlands in Maniwa and the Izumo Plains in Izumo.

Setonaikai National Park[edit]

The first and largest national park in Japan. Any place in or around the Seto Inland Sea is considered to be part of the park.


Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park[edit]

A park made up of locations on the southwestern corner of Shikoku in Ehime and Kochi, including Cape Ashizuri.


Saikai National Park[edit]

Unzen-Amakusa National Park[edit]

Aso-Kuju National Park[edit]

Originally established strictly around Mount Aso, the park was later expanded to include the Kuju Mountains.

Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park[edit]

Yakushima National Park[edit]

Amami Gunto National Park[edit]

The nine islands of the Amami Islands were made a national park in 2017.

Yambaru National Park[edit]

Keramashoto National Park[edit]


Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park[edit]

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