About Ogasawara

Ogasawara National Park

Ogasawara National Park

National parks are natural scenic sites that represent the best that Japan has to offer and have been officially designated by the government pursuant to the Natural Parks Act. From Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa and the Ogasawara Islands in the south, a total of thirty-four sites have been officially designated national parks.

In 1968, the Ogasawara Islands were returned to Japan from the occupation of the United States Army, and on October 16th, 1972, the islands were designated as a national park.

Areas of Ogasawara National Park include almost all areas of the Ogasawara Islands except the Iwo-to and Minami Iwo-to Islands, characterized by a unique ecosystem, the island landscapes unique to subtropical oceanic islands, and underwater landscapes created by coral reefs.