Daisen-Oki National Park

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Daisen-Oki National Park
大山隠岐国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Daisen highest peak.jpg
Mount Daisen, the highest peak in Daisen-Oki National Park
Location Honshū, Japan
Coordinates 35°27′N 133°46′E / 35.450°N 133.767°E / 35.450; 133.767Coordinates: 35°27′N 133°46′E / 35.450°N 133.767°E / 35.450; 133.767
Area 319.27 km²
Established February 1, 1936

Daisen-Oki National Park (大山隠岐国立公園?, Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in the Chūgoku region, Honshū, Japan, and spans the prefectures of Okayama, Shimane, and Tottori. Mount Daisen is the focus of the park,[1] which also includes the volcanic mountains and plains of Hiruzen, Mount Kenashi, Mount Sanbe, and Mount Hōbutsu.[2] The Izumo Plain region of the park is home to the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan, the Izumo-taisha.[1] The Oki Islands are also an important component of the park. The park was established in 1936 as Daisen National Park (大山国立公園?, Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen), but was expanded and renamed in 1961 to include the Oki Islands and Shimane Prefecture areas.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Gikeiki". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  2. ^ "大山隠岐国立公園 (Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen)". Dijitaru daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  3. ^ "大山隠岐国立公園 (Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen)". Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (日本国語大辞典) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-28.