Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park

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Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park
足摺宇和海国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Ashizurimisaki.jpg
Cape Ashizuri, Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park
Location Shikoku, Japan
Coordinates 32°43′26″N 133°01′12″E / 32.72389°N 133.02000°E / 32.72389; 133.02000Coordinates: 32°43′26″N 133°01′12″E / 32.72389°N 133.02000°E / 32.72389; 133.02000
Area 111.66 km²
Established November 10, 1972

Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park (足摺宇和海国立公園 Ashizuri Uwakai Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park at the southwestern tip of the island of Shikoku, Japan. The park is spread over small areas on the western side of Shikoku between Ehime and Kōchi prefectures.[1] The main feature of the park is Cape Ashizuri, the southernmost point of the island. The cape is noted for its extensive subtropical vegetation and its granite cliffs which offer views of the Pacific Ocean.[2] Nakahama "John" Manjiro, the first Japanese to visit the United States, was born, shipwrecked, and was rescued in the vicinity of the park.

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  1. ^ "Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Ashizurimisaki". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-16.