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Explored Tokyo? Visited all the shrines and temples in Kyoto? If you’re looking to escape the concrete jungle, head for one of Japan’s 34 expansive national parks, each with their own distinctive charm. Whether you’re a fan of snowy mountainscapes or prefer views of tropical beaches, the country’s lush nature reserves have got you covered.
So skip the cities and add a few of these scenic parks to your travel plans. From northern Hokkaido all the way down to sunny Okinawa, here are the best national parks in Japan.
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