Hayachine Quasi-National Park

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Hayachine Quasi-National Park
早池峰国定公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Mount Hayachine from the Iwate Pref Road 25.jpg
Mount Hayachine (1,914 m)
Map showing the location of Hayachine Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Hayachine Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Hayachine Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Hayachine Quasi-National Park
Hayachine Quasi-National Park
Location Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 39°30′32″N 141°29′35″E / 39.509°N 141.493°E / 39.509; 141.493Coordinates: 39°30′32″N 141°29′35″E / 39.509°N 141.493°E / 39.509; 141.493[1]
Area 54.63 km2 (21.09 sq mi)
Established 10 June 1982

Hayachine Quasi-National Park (早池峰国定公園?, Hayachine Kokutei Kōen) is a quasi-national park in central Iwate Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category II) according to the IUCN.[1]

Established in 1982, the park's central features are Mount Hayachine (1,914 m (6,280 ft)) and Mount Yakushi (薬師岳?) (1,645 m (5,397 ft)).[2][3][4] The alpine zone and forest vegetation of Mounts Hayachine and Yakushi is a designated Special Natural Monument spanning the municipalities of Hanamaki, Tōno, and Miyako (former village of Kawai).[5][6] The area is celebrated for its flora and also for its place in Japanese folklore, most notably as collected in Tōno Monogatari.[2]

Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, Hayachine Quasi-National Park is managed by the local prefectural government.[7]

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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 "Hayachine Quasi National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b "大沼/下北半島/津軽/早地峰". National Parks Association of Japan. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "List of Quasi-National Parks" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Natural Parks of Iwate Prefecture" (in Japanese). Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "早池峰山及び薬師岳の高山帯・森林植物群落". Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "早池峰山および薬師岳の高山帯・森林植物群落". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Retrieved 2008-08-29.