Minami Bōsō Quasi-National Park

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Minami-Bōsō Quasi-National Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Sunosaki Lighthouse, Japan.jpg
Sunosaki Lighthouse
Map showing the location of Minami-Bōsō Quasi-National Park
Map showing the location of Minami-Bōsō Quasi-National Park
Minami Bōsō Quasi-National Park in Japan
Location Honshū, Japan
Coordinates 35°7′45″N 140°7′46″E / 35.12917°N 140.12944°E / 35.12917; 140.12944Coordinates: 35°7′45″N 140°7′46″E / 35.12917°N 140.12944°E / 35.12917; 140.12944
Area 5,685 ha
Established August 1, 1958
Governing body Chiba Prefecture[1]

Minami-Bōsō Quasi-National Park (南房総国定公園, Minami-Bōsō 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 numerous widely separated portions of the coastal areas of southern Bōsō Peninsula, ranging from Cape Futtsu on Tokyo Bay to the west, to Cape Inubō facing the Pacific Ocean in the east. A portion of the park, located offshore the city of Katsuura has been designated as an underwater marine park since June 7, 1974.[3] With the location of the park near to the Tokyo Metropolis, and its mild climate, the area attracts many visitors for water sports, camping, and flower viewing.[4]

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


Minami Bōsō Quasi-National Park includes parts of nine jurisdictions in Chiba Prefecture.

Notable places[edit]

Bays and harbors[edit]




Castle remains[edit]

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. ^ a b "National Park systems: Definition of National Parks". National Parks of Japan. Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan. Archived from the original on 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Minami Bōsō Quasi-National Park". World Database on Protected Areas. United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Center. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  3. ^ MPA Global Database
  4. ^ "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.