NATIONAL PARKS OF JAPAN
Volcanoes, Islands, and Ancient Culture
Situated in western Japan inside parts of Shimane, Tottori, and Okayama prefectures, Daisen-Oki National Park rewards those willing to take the path less traveled with incredible beauty!
Coastal Culture & Living History
A secluded paradise of maritime folklore, history, and adventure awaits just three hours by train from Tokyo Station (or just an hour and a half from Nagoya Station): Ise-Shima National Park.
A Mountainous Trove of Nature and Culture
Among all of Japan's national parks, it's hard to match the accessibility of Nikko National Park.
Reconnect to Nature: Daisen-Oki National Park
Exploring a little bit of everything that Daisen-Oki National Park has to offer
Japan’s Ocean Paradise
From diving, snorkeling and whale-watching to hiking and visiting historic sites, the Kerama Islands of Kerama-Shoto National Park really offer something for everyone.
Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution
Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist
Whirlwind Visit to Daisen Oki National Park
YouTuber John Daub from Only in Japan, and Dean Newcombe from runAway Japan visit Izumo in the Daisen Oki National Park for a 2-day taster trip!
An Incredible World in Miniature
A short journey from Kumamoto or Oita prefectures will bring travelers to Aso-Kuju National Park, a beautiful area that is one of the first official national parks in Japan.
Explore an Ancient Land of Volcanic Power
Experience the sacred lands that birthed Japan, whose living legacy lingers in legend in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park!
Hiking Japan’s Michinoku Coastal Trail: 2-Day Model Itinerary
Here’s an easy-to-follow itinerary for hiking the northernmost part of the Michinoku Coastal Trail, accessible to beginners and long-trailers alike.
Walk on the Wild Side in Akan-Mashu
Hokkaido's Akan-Mashu National Park is full of lush forests, abundant wildlife, and acts as a gateway to indigenous Ainu culture.
Top 10 Gardens & Parks in Kyoto
Calling all nature lovers, Kyoto beckons to be discovered. Read this article to learn about the top 10 gardens and parks in Kyoto, courtesy of our friends at Trip101.
Discover an Alpine Land of Natural Beauty
Home of the northern Japanese Alps, Chubusangaku National Park is a fantastic destination for lovers of the outdoors!
The Majesty of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
Sitting on Sapporo’s doorstep, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a fascinating, tempestuous and tranquil landscape sculpted by volcanoes.
Retreat to Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Retreat to the deep mountain resort home to meditative lakes, fantastical moors, and healing hot springs!
Hiking Japan's Michinoku Coastal Trail: 4-Day Itinerary in Iwate
This section of Japan's 1,000-kilometer trail down the northern Pacific coast offers great hiking, spectacular views of the rugged coast and insights into the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami.
The Isolated Attractions of Shikoku's "Tibet"
Some dedicated people are intent on saving the small village of Kito, and the last 20 bears that live in the surrounding mountains.
From the Mountain to the Sea
Fuji-Hakone-Izu is the most popular national park in Japan by far, receiving over 100 million visitors every year. Unlike most of Japan’s national parks, it consists of four distinct areas united by the volcanic activity.
Top 10 Japanese Animals and Where to Find Them
Discover the wildlife of Japan