Unzen-Amakusa National Park
|Unzen-Amakusa National Park|
|Area||282.79 km2 (109.19 sq mi)|
|Established||16 March 1934|
Unzen-Amakusa National Park (雲仙天草国立公園 Unzen-Amakusa Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima Prefectures, Japan. Established in 1934, the park derives its name from Mount Unzen, an active volcano at the middle of the Shimabara Peninsula, and the Amakusa islands in the Yatsushiro Sea. The area is closely connected to the early history of Christianity in Japan, and the park encompasses numerous areas related to Kakure Kirishitan.
The park was established as the Unzen National Park in 1934 and, after extension, in 1956 renamed the Unzen-Amakusa National Park.
- Kagoshima: Nagashima
- Kumamoto: Amakusa, Kami-Amakusa, Reihoku
- Nagasaki: Minamishimabara, Shimabara, Unzen
- "Introducing places of interest: Unzen-Amakusa National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- Sutherland, Mary; Britton, Dorothy (1995). National Parks of Japan. Kodansha. pp. 140–2. ISBN 4-7700-1971-8.
- "Unzen-Amakusa National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
- "Unzen-Amakusa National Park: Basic Information" (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
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