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Parks Index: Tohoku

Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Lake Towada and the Oirase River, which drains this sublime body, combine to create a beautiful landscape resplendent in greenery and water. Mt. Iwate and other volcanoes, as well as a forest of Aomori fir trees and moors, can be found in the Hachimantai area. Hot springs dot the park, and visitors can enjoy mountain climbing and dips in hot spring baths.

Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Photo:Towada-Hachimantai National Park
  • Designation: February 1, 1936
  • Area: 85,551 ha
  • Prefectures: Aomori, Iwate, Akita

Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park

To contribute the reconstraction, Sanriku-Fukko National Park was established with areas of outstanding natural beauty, suchas the Rikuchukaigan National Park at its core on May 2013. The rugged coastline to which a precipitous cliff continues is splendid and is often referred to as "The Sea Alps ." Breeding grounds for black-tailed gulls, petrels, and other species of birds can be found here.

Sanriku-Fukko National Park
Photo:Sanriku-Fukko National Park
  • Designation: May 2, 1955
  • Area: 14,635 ha
  • Prefectures: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi

Bandai-Asahi National Park

Bandai-Asahi National Park is blessed with mountains, forests, and lakes. Visitors to the park can marvel at Mt. Dewa-Sanzan, which is famous as a site for mountain worship, gaze upon the Asahi and Iide peaks and Mt. Bandai, and enjoy the beautiful sights of hills and numerous lakes and marshes from vantage points in the Urabandai area and Lake Inawashiro. The park is home to antelopes, black bears, and other species of wildlife.

Bandai-Asahi National Park
Photo:Bandai-Asahi National Park
  • Designation: September 5, 1950
  • Area: 186,404 ha
  • Prefectures: Yamagata, Fukushima, Niigata
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