Chōkai Quasi-National Park

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Chōkai Quasi-National Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Mt.Chokai Summer.JPG
Mount Chōkai (2,236 m)
Map showing the location of Chōkai Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Chōkai Quasi-National Park
Map of Japan
Location Tōhoku, Japan
Coordinates 39°05′57″N 140°02′56″E / 39.09917°N 140.04889°E / 39.09917; 140.04889[1]Coordinates: 39°05′57″N 140°02′56″E / 39.09917°N 140.04889°E / 39.09917; 140.04889[1]
Area 289.55 km²
Established 24 July 1963
Governing body Akita Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

Chōkai Quasi-National Park (鳥海国定公園 Chōkai Kokutei Kōen?) is a Quasi-National Park in Akita and Yamagata Prefectures, Japan. [2] Established in 1963, the park's central feature is the twin volcano of Mount Chōkai, although it also includes coastal areas of northern Yamagata and southern Akita Prefectures. It is rated a protected landscape (category V) according to the IUCN.[3] The landscape of Kisakata (象潟?), featured in Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi, was transformed by the uplift of land in an earthquake of 1804.[4][5][6][7]

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural governments.[8]

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See also[edit]


  • Southerland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8

External links[edit]

  1. ^
  2. ^ "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 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Chokai Hanto". World Database on Protected Areas. United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Center. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. ^ "鳥海/越後三山只見/水郷筑波/妙義荒船佐久高原". National Parks Association of Japan. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "List of Quasi-National Parks" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "鳥海国定公園". Akita Prefectural Tourism Federation. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "鳥海国定公園". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  9. ^ "Natural Parks of Akita Prefecture" (PDF) (in Japanese). Akita Prefecture. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Natural Parks of Yamagata Prefecture" (PDF) (in Japanese). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 29 February 2012.