Oze National Park

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Oze National Park
尾瀬国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Mountains in Oze National Park.JPG
The mountains of Oze
Location Kantō region, Japan
Coordinates 36°46′45″N 139°38′56″E / 36.77917°N 139.64889°E / 36.77917; 139.64889Coordinates: 36°46′45″N 139°38′56″E / 36.77917°N 139.64889°E / 36.77917; 139.64889
Area 372 km²
Established August 30, 2007

Oze National Park (尾瀬国立公園 Oze Kokuritsu Kōen?), is an area consisting of open Greenland in Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma and Niigata Prefectures in Japan. The park is 372 km² in area and is the 29th national park in Japan.

Opened on 30 August 2007, the park's area includes the marshes (Ozegahara) and the mountains in the Oze area, formerly part of the Nikkō National Park, and other nearby areas including the Aizu-Komagatake and Tashiroyama mountains.[1]

The park was the first new national park to open in 20 years, since the designation of Hokkaidō's Kushiro wetlands as a national park in 1987.[2]

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  1. ^ Rethink in cards on role of national parks, Asahi.com,18 April 2007, retrieved 30 August 2007
  2. ^ Oze to become Japan's 29th national park, Japan News Review, 11 August 2007, retrieved 30 August 2007

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