Yoshino-Kumano National Park

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Yoshino-Kumano National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Hashiguiiwa Stones.jpg
Location Kansai, Japan
Area 597.93 km²
Established 1 February 1936

Yoshino-Kumano National Park (吉野熊野国立公園, Yoshino-Kumano Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park comprising several non-contiguous areas of Mie, Nara, and Wakayama Prefectures, Japan. Established in 1936, the park includes Mount Yoshino, celebrated for its cherry blossoms, as well as elements of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.[1][2]

Places of interest[edit]

Notable places of interest include the Dorokyō Gorge, Kumano Hongū Taisha, Kushimoto Marine Park, Mount Ōdaigahara, Mount Ōmine, Mount Yoshino, and Nachi Falls.[1][3][4][5]

Related municipalities[edit]

The park crosses the borders of five cities, seven towns, and six villages:[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Introducing places of interest: Yoshino-Kumano National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Sutherland, Mary; Britton, Dorothy (1995). National Parks of Japan. Kodansha. pp. 103–6. 
  3. ^ "Yoshino-Kumano National Park". Mie Prefecture. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yoshino-Kumano National Park". Nara Prefecture. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yoshino-Kumano National Park". Wakayama Prefecture. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Yoshino-Kumano National Park - Basic Information". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°47′56″N 135°56′24″E / 33.79889°N 135.94000°E / 33.79889; 135.94000