National parks of Japan are listed here by region from north to south.
- 1 Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park – national park comprised of the volcanic islands of Rishiri and Rebun and the Sarobetsu Wetland, a popular bird watching spot
- 2 Shiretoko National Park – located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido. It is home to a variety of wildlife and home to some of the most beautiful unspoiled scenery in Japan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 3 Akan-Mashu National Park – designated a national park on December 4, 1934, together with Daisetsuzan National Park, it is the oldest national park in Japan. The park is separated into two separate areas, the Akan area centered around the Akan caldera, and the Kawayu area, centered around the caldera lake of Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo.
- 4 Kushiro-shitsugen National Park – home to Japan's largest wetland and the only place where the endangered Japanese crane can be found
- 5 Daisetsuzan National Park – Japan's largest park, home to many onsen towns and unspoilt wilderness. It is also home to Hokkaido's tallest mountain, Mount Asashi.
- 7 Towada-Hachimantai National Park
- 8 Sanriku Fukkō National Park – a park created in 2013, after the Great Tohoku Earthquake devastated the Sanriku Coast, to help reconstruct and revitalize the area.
- 9 Bandai-Asahi National Park – consists of the Iide and Asahi Mountains in Niigata Prefecture, the Bandai area of Fukushima Prefecture, and Dewa Sanzan in Yamagata Prefecture.
- Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park
- Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park – the amalgamation of Mount Fuji and its surrounding area, Hakone, the Izu Peninsula, and the Izu Islands.
- Chubu Sangaku National Park
- Minami Alps National Park – a park encompassing the Akaishi Mountains.
Ise-Shima National ParkEdit
Yoshino-Kumano National ParkEdit
This park encompasses the entirety of the Kansai region from Yoshino on down.
San-in Kaigan National ParkEdit
A coastal park, spanning the region around the Sea of Japan from Tottori to Kyoto Prefecture.
Daisen-Oki National ParkEdit
Setonaikai National ParkEdit
The first and largest national park in Japan. Any place in or around the Seto Inland Sea is considered to be part of the park.
Ashizuri-Uwakai National ParkEdit
A park made up of locations on the southwestern corner of Shikoku in Ehime and Kochi, including Cape Ashizuri.
Saikai National ParkEdit
Unzen-Amakusa National ParkEdit
Aso-Kuju National ParkEdit
Originally established strictly around Mount Aso, the park was later expanded to include the Kuju Mountains.
Kirishima-Kinkowan National ParkEdit
Yakushima National ParkEdit
Amami Gunto National ParkEdit
The nine islands of the Amami Islands were made a national park in 2017.