The Most Beautiful National Parks In Japan

The Most Beautiful National Parks In Japan

AKAN NATIONAL PARK

This park’s draw is the cluster of volcanoes surrounding three main lakes. One of these is Lake Mashū, famed for its beauty.

Address: 1 1, 1 Chome, Akanchō Akankoonsen Kushiro-shi, Hokkaidō, 085-0467, Japan

YOSHINO-KUMANO NATIONAL PARK

Yoshino-Kumano National Park includes Mount Yoshino, often called the best place for hanami (welcoming spring) in all of Japan due to the multitude of sakura (cherry blossom) growing there. It’s also home to the Kumano Sanzan, a group of sacred ancient shrines in the Kumano Region.

Address: Kamikuwahara Shimokitayama, Nara Prefecture, 639-3808, Japan

YAKUSHIMA NATIONAL PARK

Heavily wooded Yakushima National Park is home to some of the oldest trees in Japan. The most famous of these is Jomonsugi, an enormous cedar believed to be up to 7000 years old.

Address: Kagoshima Prefecture, Kumage Yakushima, Japan

SANIN KAIGAN NATIONAL PARK

This vast coastal park hugs the Sea of Japan. Sanin Kaigan’s enormous Tottori Sand Dunes are one of the highlights, as well as the picturesque Kinosaki Onsen town.

Address: 2164-661 Fukubecho Yuyama Tottori-shi, Tottori-ken, 689-0105, Japan

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