National Parks of Japan

Welcome to a superb lacation!

Japan is an island country rich in diverse environments, from snow-clad mountains to coral reefs, and is blessed with a beautiful landscape that changes from season to season. Japan's national parks are also rare in that nature and people coexist within the boundaries of the parks, bonding to form cultures new.

In the fall, tree leaves fall carpeting the earth in a rustic tapestry of color, going on to form sediment which nurtures new lives. Buds sprout from branches as new life is breathed into the tree, the tree becomes a forest, and the forest draws up moisture through the soil and gives birth to a single drop of water. The water passes through valleys, becomes tiny streams, then mighty rivers carrying nutrients from the land to enrich the waiting sea beyond.

When you visit a national park you are entering into a dialogue with its nature, scenery, culture, and food, as well as the people who make the landscape their home.

It is the best place to truly experience that the Japanese people have coexisted in harmony with nature for millennia, and that relationship has in turn shaped Japanese culture. You can experience first-hand the raw nature that is the very essence of Japanese culture.

Your time amongst nature, your experiences, and your interactions with the local people will remain in your heart forever.

The National Parks of Japan are place where you can get a sense of how to live a life side by side with nature.

  • Nikko National Park
  • Chubusangaku National Park
  • Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park
  • Sanin-Kaigan National Park

Search for Activities by National Park

Click the name of national park or a pin on the map to discover more.
Tour routes and pricing is subject to change. Be sure to contact the relevant operator for the latest information.

  • Feel the presence of the Kamuy, the gods of the indigenous Ainu people, in a primeval wilderness that includes three caldera lakes

  • Japan’s largest mountainous national park, called Kamuy Mintara —"the playground of the gods”— by the Indigenous Ainu people

  • A wealth of volcanic activity, from boisterous active volcanoes to calm, azure volcanic lakes

  • Discover the hidden treasure in far north of main island, nestled in deep forests,mountains and rustic onsen.

  • Natureʼs bounties and wrath: A symbol of reconstruction and coexistence between people and nature

  • Primeval forests retain their ancient beauty, while the volcanic landscape continues to change

  • An expansive garden that embodies Japanʼs history and nature

  • A natural landscape sculpted from north to south by volcanic forces and nature’s hand, and cultivated from east to west by the ever-changing culture of humankind.

  • A world of enjoyment awaits in a mountainous highland playground

  • A landscape bound to spiritual tradition and the way of life of its inhabitants, moulded by the life force of the earth.

  • Scale the Japanese alps and discover breathtaking mountains and tranquil valleys which the Japanese grouse calls home

  • A scared landscape featuring the historical site of Ise Jingu Grand Shrine, as well as a picturesque coastal route and bountiful seascape

  • Discover the diverse nature and rich spiritual history of the Kii Peninsula, from soaring mountains and deep valleys to the beautiful southern seascapes warmed by the Kuroshio Current

  • A wonderland of coastal topography revealing remnants of the formation of the Sea of Japan

  • Mountains where the gods reside, and a series of volcanoes and islands that breathe with ancient memories

  • An inland archipelago and year-round shimmering seascape where people and nature live as one

  • Explore a beautiful coastline honed by the shining sea, and verdant forests bursting with life

  • An invigorating adventure for body and soul awaits amidst the fragrance of grasslands and the breath of volcanoes in a landscape in a constant state of renewal

  • Revive your zest for life in this refreshing retreat above the clouds

  • Kirishima shrouded in cloud, the shimmering Kinkowan Bay, and the eversmouldering Sakurajima Volcano

  • A mountainous island of ancient trees and a volcanic island brimming with life nurtured by the heat of the earth and the crash of the waves

  • The subtropical forests of Yambaru nurture a diverse array of life, where humans live at one with nature

  • An invitation to paradise: Kerama Blue sea and idyllic islands beckon

specialfeature

Browse a selection of themed routes that span multiple national parks
Tohoku Longitudinal Bike Tour
Only in Japan Experiences, and Legendary Hiking Trails
Discover a Land Deeply Connected to Japanese Mythology Using Only Public Transport
  • Shikotsu-Toya National Park

    ©︎洞爺ガイドセンター

  • Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • Keramashoto National Park