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Yambaru National Parkやんばる国立公園

Park / Green Space

This national park situated in the northern part of Okinawa Island is the 33rd national park in Japan. The park contains one of the largest subtropical evergreen forests in the country and the largest mangrove forests on the Okinawan mainland. The park is home to many unique species such as the Okinawan rail bird, the Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat and the Yambaru long-armed scarab beetle. Wildlife conservation awareness campaigns and exhibits on Yambaru’s culture and history are held at Ufugi Nature Hall in the Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center located in the region. The center also provides multi-lingual brochures.


Okinawa Prefecture Kunigami-gun Kotohira Village, Ogimi village and Higashimura

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Okinawa Prefecture Kunigami-gun Kotohira Village, Ogimi village and Higashimura [map]

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