Kirishima-Yaku National Park

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Kirishima-Yaku National Park
霧島屋久国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Yakushima Deer 02.jpg
Location Kyūshū, Japan
Area 548.33 km²
Established March 16, 1934

Kirishima-Yaku National Park (霧島屋久国立公園 Kirishima-Yaku Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park in Kyūshū, Japan. It is composed of two parts: Kirishima-Kagoshima Bay, an area of Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture known for its active volcanoes, volcanic lakes, and onsen; and Yakushima, an island south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, known for its cryptomeria or yakusugi (屋久杉?).

On March 16, 2012 Yakushima was split of as the separate Yakushima National Park (245.66 km²) and Kirishima-Yaku National Park was renamed to Kirishima-Kinkōwan National Park (365.86 km²).

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Kirishima was used as a filming location for the 1967 James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.[3]

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