Category: National Parks

  • Mt. Sukawadake and Mt. Kurikomayama

    Mt. Sukawadake and Mt. Kurikomayama

    Mt. Kurikomayama (1628 m) extends over parts of Iwate, Akita, Yamagata, and Miyagi prefectures. On the Iwate side, it is called Mt. Sukawadake, and in the mid-slope are the Sukawa Highlands with many great hot springs. Every year, after the mountain is opened to climbers in May, many Sukawa fans flock to enjoy its nature,…

  • Nasu Highland and Nakagawa Guide

    Nasu Highland and Nakagawa Guide

    Nasu Town (Nasu-machi) is located in the northernmost area of Tochigi prefecture. The town is about 180km distant from metropolitan Tokyo, or halfway between Tokyo and Sendai. The town stretches out on the foot of the Nasu range of mountains and a row of Yamizo Mountains where Chausu-dake Mountain (1915 m), the main peak of…

  • About Brown Bears in Hokkaido’s National Parks

    About Brown Bears in Hokkaido’s National Parks

    With regards to encountering a brown bear while climbing, usually, Brown bears will notice humans in advance and will hide out of sight in the thickets waiting for the people to leave the area, without showing their presence. However when visibility is bad due to heavy rain and the sounds of approaching climbers cannot easily…

  • Akan National Park Area Guide

    Akan National Park Area Guide

    Akan National Park is a volcanic area with craters spread throughout the forest. It also contains three crystal clear lakes. The area surrounding these lakes is covered with forests and dotted with hot springs. Akan is one of Hokkaido’s most unique tourist attractions with its mysterious, foggy Lake Mashu, the marimo algae balls in Lake…

  • Oze National Park

    Oze National Park

    Oze is home to many beautiful flowers, including skunk cabbages that bloom in marshes during the thawing season and daylilies that show their vivid yellow petals as the surrounding mountains turn green. The area’s rich floral environment is a result of interaction among its marshes, mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and local animals. These beautiful surroundings,…

  • Lake Toya, Mount Usu & Showa Shinzan (Toya Usu Geopark) in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Toyako Onsen, Toyako Town (Toyako-cho)

    Lake Toya (Toya-ko), from the Ainu words for lake (to) and hill (ya), is one of the two northernmost ice-free lakes in Japan, along with Lake Shikotsu. The circumference of this circular lake is about 40 km, and the deepest point is about 179 m. Nakajima, four islands at the center of the lake, has…

  • Daisetsuzan National Park Visitor Centers

    Daisetsuzan (Taisetsuzan) National Park is at the center of Hokkaido and the largest national park in Japan. At the centre of the Daisetsu mountain range lies the highest mountain “Asahidake”, which is also the highest mountain in Hokkaido.The area of the park is 230,000ha and it is a national park which is rich in unspoilt…

  • Mt Fuji National Parks

    Mt Fuji National Parks

    Mt. Fuji may be the most recognizable symbol of Japan. Not only is it the highest mountain in Japan, it is also the most climbed mountain in the world. Fuji-san, as it is known, has been a spiritual symbol since ancient times. There was a religious sect called Fujiko, in which devotees considered Fuji-san the…

  • Daisetsuzan National Park

    Daisetsuzan National Park

    Daisetsuzan (Taisetsuzan) National Park is at the center of Hokkaido and is the largest national park in Japan. At the center of the Daisetsu mountain range lies the highest mountain “Asahidake”, which is also the highest mountain in Hokkaido. The area of the park is 230,000ha and it is a national park that is rich…

  • Rishiri and Rebun Islands of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park,

    Wakkanai, Japan’s northernmost city, is across the Soya Straits from Sakhalin. It is the base for travel to Rishiri and Rebun islands. This Rishiri-Rebun Sarobetsu National Park consists of two islands. Rishiri Island is a round volcanic island and home to Mt. Rishiri. Rebun Island is called the “flower island” because over several hundred species…

  • Japanese Crane (Tsuru) Viewing In Kushiro Shitsugen National Park

    Reduced to a population of over a dozen, the Japanese crane became endangered as a result of indiscriminate hunting. Thanks to the conservation efforts of neighboring residents, however, the population has increased and the Japanese crane was designated as a Special Natural Monument in 1952. Currently, approximately 1,000 Japanese cranes live in East Hokkaido throughout…

  • Furano City (Furano-shi) – Daisetsuzan (Taisetsuzan) National Park

    Located at the very center of Hokkaido (43゜20′ N. lat., 142゜23′ E. long.), the city is known as “the naval city.” A marker indicating the center of the prefecture stands in the schoolyard of Furano Elementary School. Furano has been famous for lavender since the 1981 TV series “Kita-no-Kuni-kara” (from the northern province) and the…

  • Enjoyment of Mt. Daisetsu, Daisetsuzan (Taisetsuzan) National Park

    Daisetsuzan (Taisetsuzan) National Park is at the center of Hokkaido and the largest national park in Japan. At the centre of the Daisetsu mountain range lies the highest mountain “Asahidake”, which is also the highest mountain in Hokkaido.The area of the park is 230,000ha and it is a national park which is rich in unspoilt…

  • Nemu-no-sato Hotel & Resort, Ise Shima National Park with Sports facilities, Hot spring and Flower Garden in Hamajima-town (Hamajima-cho), Shima City (Shima-shi)

    Nemu-no-sato Hotel & Resort, Ise Shima National Park with Sports facilities, Hot spring and Flower Garden in Hamajima-town (Hamajima-cho), Shima City (Shima-shi)

    At this resort area, located on the Osaki Peninsula jutting out into Ago Bay, visitors can enjoy yachting and canoeing, as well as golf, tennis, and archery. The resort also offers a natural spa and a flower garden in bloom in every season. Nemu no Sato was opened in 1967 in the south of Mie’s…