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Kirishima-Yaku National Park


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Kirishima-Yaku National Park (霧島屋久国立公園, Kirishima-Yaku Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in Kyūshū, Japan. It is composed of two parts: Kirishima-Kagoshima Bay, an area of Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture known for its active volcanoes, volcanic lakes, and onsen; and Yakushima, an island south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, known for its cryptomeria or yakusugi (屋久杉).

On March 16, 2012 Yakushima was split of as the separate Yakushima National Park (245.66 km²) and Kirishima-Yaku National Park was renamed to Kirishima-Kinkōwan National Park (365.86 km²).

 

Kirishima

  • Mount Kirishima
  • Ebino-kōgen
  • Takachiho-kawara
  • Lake Miike
  • Mount Kurino
  • Mount Karakuni
  • Mount Takachiho
  • Cape Sata
  • Sakura-jima
  • Mount Kaimon
  • Lake Ikeda

Kirishima was used as a filming location for the 1967 James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.

Yakushima

  • Ōkawa Falls
  • Oku-dake
  • Mae-dake
  • Nagata-hama
  • Jōmon Sugi
  • Kuchinoerabu-jima
  • Mount Miyanoura

Related municipalities

  • Miyakonojō
  • Kobayashi
  • Ebino
  • Takaharu
  • Kagoshima, Kagoshima
  • Ibusuki
  • Tarumizu
  • Kirishima
  • Yūsui
  • Minamiōsumi
  • Yakushima



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