Protecting our natural heritage for future generations National Parks of Japan
Overview of National Parks

Overview of National Parks of Japan

Main body

Hokkaido Region

Tohoku Region

Kanto Region

Chubu Region

Kinki Region

Chugoku & Shikoku Regions

Kyushu Region

Hokkaido Region

Tohoku Region

Kanto Region

Chubu Region

Kinki Region

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    [World Heritage]
    photo of Yoshino-Kumano National Park Yoshino-Kumano
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: February 1, 1936
    • Area: 61,406 ha (land area)
    • Mie, Nara, Wakayama
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    photo of San'inkaigan National Park San'inkaigan
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: July 15, 1963
    • Area: 8,783 ha (land area)
    • Kyoto, Hyogo, Tottori
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    [World Heritage]
    photo of Setonaikai National Park Setonaikai
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: March 16, 1934
    • Area: 66,934 ha (land area)
    • Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Fukuoka, Oita

Chugoku & Shikoku Regions

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    [World Heritage]
    photo of Setonaikai National Park Setonaikai
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: March 16, 1934
    • Area: 66,934 ha (land area)
    • Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Fukuoka, Oita
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    photo of Daisen-Oki National Park Daisen-Oki
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: February 1, 1936
    • Area: 35,353 ha (land area)
    • Tottori, Shimane, Okayama
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    photo of Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park Ashizuri-Uwakai
    National Park
    • Date of Designation: November 10, 1972
    • Area: 11,345 ha (land area)
    • Ehime, Kochi

Kyushu Region

Definition of World Heritage Site

World heritage sites are locations or properties that are registered as having outstanding universal value (i.e., significant value for humankind) being in need of preservation for future generations. Among world heritage sites, there are also mixed sites, which are valued for a combination of natural and cultural heritage criteria.

National Parks that Include World Heritage Areas
Natural heritage: Yakushima Island, Shiretoko, Ogasawara Islands
Cultural heritage: Setonaikai National Park (Itsukushima Shrine), Nikko National Park (Shrines and Temples of Nikko), Yoshino-Kumano National Park (Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range), Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (Mt. Fuji).