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Unzen-Amakusa National Park (雲仙天草国立公園)

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It is one of the first National parks in Japan consisting of a volcano group that has more than 20 mountains such as Mt. Fugen, and Mt. Myokendake centering on Mt. Unzen, and the sea region of Amakusa which has been authorized as a geopark. The magnificent volcanic landscape of Mt. Unzen and the sight of the Amakusa islands are worth a visit. There are several visitor centers, museums and campgrounds in the area, and it is popular as a base for sightseeing, climbing and a nature experience. The “Information Center of Unzen Mountain” in the Unzen hot spring town offers multilingual brochures.


Nagasaki prefecture, Kumamoto prefecture, Kagoshima prefecture (Unzen / ShimabaraArea)

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Nagasaki prefecture, Kumamoto prefecture, Kagoshima prefecture [map]
Unzen / ShimabaraArea
* The map points to Unzen Jigoku.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.