Aichi Kōgen Quasi-National Park

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Aichi-Kōgen Quasi-National Park
愛知高原国定公園
Aichi-Kōgen Kokutei Kōen
Kourankei.jpg
Kourankei, Mt.Iimori, Tomoe river, and Taigetsukyo bridge.
Map showing the location of Aichi-Kōgen Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Aichi-Kōgen Quasi-National Park
Location Honshū, Japan
Coordinates 35°02′02″N 137°24′36″E / 35.034°N 137.41°E / 35.034; 137.41Coordinates: 35°02′02″N 137°24′36″E / 35.034°N 137.41°E / 35.034; 137.41[1]
Area 21,705 hectares (53,630 acres)
Established December 28, 1970
Governing body Aichi prefectural government [2]

Aichi-Kōgen Quasi-National Park (愛知高原国定公園 Aichi-Kōgen Kokutei Kōen?) is a 21,705-hectare (53,630-acre) quasi-national park in the Tōkai region of Honshū in Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category III) according to the IUCN. As with neighboring Hida-Kisogawa Quasi-National Park and Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park the park includes mountainous landscapes with gorges and dense forests. The part is on the border between Shizuoka and Aichi Prefecture, but is entirely within Aichi. It also includes a portion of the Tōkai Nature Trail. [3] It encompasses the area around Yahagi Dam and the Kourankei scenic areas. The area was designated a quasi-national park on December 28, 1970.

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural governments.[2]

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References[edit]

  • Southerland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8
  1. ^ Aichi Kogen Quasi National Park protectedplanet.net
  2. ^ a b "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  3. ^ "List of Quasi-national Parks". Official Home Page of the Ministry of the Environment. Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. 1994-03-31. Retrieved 2009-07-05.