Chūbu-Sangaku National Park

Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
Chūbu-Sangaku Kokuritsu Kōen
Kamikochi and Mount Hotaka 1999-05-22.jpg
Kamikochi and Mount Hotaka
Map showing the location of Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
Map showing the location of Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
LocationHonshū, Japan
Coordinates36°45′30″N 137°47′30″E / 36.75833°N 137.79167°E / 36.75833; 137.79167Coordinates: 36°45′30″N 137°47′30″E / 36.75833°N 137.79167°E / 36.75833; 137.79167
Area1,743.23 square kilometres (673.06 sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 4, 1934

Chūbu-Sangaku National Park (中部山岳国立公園, Chūbu Sangaku Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in the Chūbu region of Japan. It was established around the Hida Mountains and encompasses parts of Nagano, Gifu, Toyama and Niigata prefectures. It was designated a national park on December 4, 1934, along with Daisetsuzan National Park, Akan National Park, Nikkō National Park, and Aso Kujū National Park.[1]


The Hida Mountains, or Northern Alps make up the majority of the park. There are many points in the Hida Mountains within the park that are above 3,000 m (9,843 ft), including Kamikōchi, Mount Norikura, Mount Hotaka and Mount Tate. The park is home to numerous gorges, ravines, and dramatically shaped escarpments,[1] as well as the headwater of Japan's longest river, the Shinano River, which begins here as the Azusa River on the southeastern slope of Mount Yari.[2]


The Chūbu-Sangaku National Park has become the most important hiking area in Japan.[1] Often tourists visit the nearby mountainous highland valley, Kamikochi.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Chūbu Sangaku National Park". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  2. ^ 千曲川・犀川のすがた平成19年3月27日), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved on 2022-08-27. (in Japanese)

External links

  • Chubusangaku National Park Southern Region Official Site
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