Japan's National Parks

Guides and Stories

Discover Japan's national parks through practical guides and heartfelt stories


The guides include details about camping in the parks, advice on cycling and popular routes, and an overview of the different kinds of hiking you can enjoy. You'll also find information on Japan's numerous active volcanoes.

The unique stories, meanwhile, highlight natural wonders, conservation efforts and human resilience. Additionally, you can learn about the family-focused facilities at Mount Rokko in Setonaikai National Park, explore the links between the natural and spiritual worlds of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes in Yoshino-Kumano National Park, and find out how Ise-Shima National Park's characteristics have shaped local cuisine. 

The stories also look at how recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake revitalized the devastated area around the Michinoku Coastal Trail, and how conservation efforts have saved Japan's coral reefs while protecting their biodiversity. 


Culture Stories

Conservation Stories