Tsugaru Quasi-National Park
|Tsugaru Quasi-National Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
coastal area near Cape Tappi, Tsugaru QNP
|Area||259.7 km2 (100.3 sq mi)|
|Established||March 31, 1975|
|Governing body||Aomori, prefectural governments |
Tsugaru Quasi-National Park (津軽国定公園 Tsugaru Kokutei Kōen?) is a quasi-national park in Aomori Prefecture in the far northern Tohoku region of Honshū in Japan. It is rated a protected landscape (category V) according to the IUCN. The park included a number of discontinuous areas on Tsugaru Peninsula, including the volcanic peaks of Mount Iwaki, a portion of the primeval Siebold's beech forests of Shirakami-Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cape Tappi and other coastal areas of northern Tsugaru Peninsula, and the wetlands of Juniko and Jusanko lakes and marshes.
The area was designated a quasi-national park on March 31, 1975. It spans the borders of the municipalities of Hirosaki, Goshogawara, Tsugaru, Imabetsu, Sotogahama, Ajigasawa, Fukaura, and Nakadomari.
Like all quasi-national parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural government, in this case, that of Aomori prefecture.
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