Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park

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Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park
丹沢大山国定公園
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Miyagasedam-hirugatake.JPG
Lake Miyagase and Mount Hiru
Map showing the location of Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park
Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park in Japan
Location Honshū, Japan
Coordinates 35°26′33″N 139°09′37″E / 35.44239557°N 139.16014679°E / 35.44239557; 139.16014679Coordinates: 35°26′33″N 139°09′37″E / 35.44239557°N 139.16014679°E / 35.44239557; 139.16014679
Area 27,572 ha
Established March 25, 1965
Governing body Kanagawa Prefecture [1]

Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park (丹沢大山国定公園 Tanzawa-Ōyama Kokutei Kōen?) is a quasi-national park in the Kantō region of Honshū in Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category V) according to the IUCN.[2] The park includes the Tanzawa Mountains, Miyagase Dam and its surrounding forests, Hayato Great Falls and the religious sites of Mount Ōyama in the mountains of western Kanagawa Prefecture.[3]

In May 1960, a 38,762 hectare area of western Kanagawa Prefecture in the Tanzawa Mountains was designated for protection as the Tanzawa-Ōyama Prefectural Natural Park. The central portion of this area was further designated a quasi-national park on March 25, 1965.

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural governments.[1]

The park spans the borders of the municipalities of Atsugi, Hadano, Isehara, Kiyokawa, Matsuda, Sagamihara, and Yamakita.[4]

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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. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi National Park". World Database on Protected Areas. United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Center. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "県内の自然公園" [Natural Parks within the Prefecture] (in Japanese). Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 23 June 2012.