Towada-Hachimantai National Park

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Towada-Hachimantai National Park
十和田八幡平国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Map showing the location of Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Japan
Location Tōhoku, Japan
Coordinates 40°43′59.88″N 140°43′1.2″E / 40.7333000°N 140.717000°E / 40.7333000; 140.717000Coordinates: 40°43′59.88″N 140°43′1.2″E / 40.7333000°N 140.717000°E / 40.7333000; 140.717000
Area 854 square kilometres (330 sq mi)
Established 1 February 1936

Towada-Hachimantai National Park (十和田八幡平国立公園 Towada-Hachimantai Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park comprising two separate areas of Aomori, Iwate, and Akita Prefectures, Japan. The Towada-Hakkōda area encompasses Lake Towada, Mount Hakkōda, and most of the Oirase River valley. The Hachimantai area includes Mount Hachimantai, Mount Iwate, Tamagawa Onsen, and Akita Komagatake (秋田駒ヶ岳?).[1][2][3] The two areas are 50 kilometres (31 mi) apart, and cover 854 square kilometres (330 sq mi).[4]

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  1. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Towada-Hachimantai National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Towada-Hachimantai National Park". Natural Parks Foundation. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Mary; Britton, Dorothy (1995). National Parks of Japan. Kodansha. pp. 48–50. ISBN 4-7700-1971-8. 
  4. ^ "Towada-Hachimantai National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ a b c "Towada-Hachimantai National Park: basic information" (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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