Japan has a huge diversity of natural sights to enjoy. Mountains and hills covered in forest make up more than two thirds of Japan. Japanese appreciate presence of life in all aspects of nature.
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park:
Fuji national park is located in Kanto, Tokai. It’s approximately 2.5 hours from Tokyo.
Fuji national park is the most popular national park amongst the travellers. Experience the majestic & the iconic Mount Fuji which is also an active Volcano. Trekking, snorkelling cycling or kayaking are some the activities, visitors can indulge into. Visitors can also experience camp stays in lakeside cabins and tents.
Shiretoko National Park:
Shiretoko National park is located in Hokkaidō, Japan 3 hours from Tokyo.
It is famous for its flora & fauna including some endangered and scarce species. One of the highlight of the park is brown bears. Only one third of the park has road access, the rest has to be covered by boat & foot.
Shiretoko is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
Yakushima National Park:
Yakushima National Park located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu.
Nearest airport is Yakushima or one can also reach Yakushima national park by boats and ferries from Kagoshima. This national park is a home for Yaku sugi trees which are the most ancient living trees in the world. Deer and macaque monkeys in this national park outnumber the human population of this island.
Daisetsuzan National Park:
As of March 2022, this park has the largest gross area amongst all national parks in Japan. It is located in Hokkaido region, 3 hours from Tokyo.
Daisetsuzan National Park is also called as “The roof of Hokkaido” & “The playground of the Gods”. It includes Mount Asahidake and other active volcano in Japan. In the summer, the park has both long and short trails to accommodate hikers of all skill levels.
This national park is abundantly populated by mammals including brown bears, Yezo sika deer, Ezo red fox, Yezo stoat and Hokkaido squirrels, and bird’s ilike Blakiston’s fish owls.