Akan Mashu National Park
One of the oldest and most spellbinding national parks in Japan, Akan Mashu National Park has been protected and preserved for a long time by its government, and when you see how incredible it is in person, you’ll understand why.
This area is a hotspot of tourists who want to reconnect with Mother Nature and immerse themselves in a wide array of ecosystems. This beautiful national park has amazing attractions which include lakes, volcanic craters, and forests. Make sure to visit the crystal clear lakes of Onneto and Akan and the Kawayu hot springs.
Akan Mashu National Park Shore © Kohei Sasabuchi
Kerama Shoto National Park
Perfect for beach lovers, the Kerama Shoto National Park is a dreamy group of islands near Okinawa popular for its pristine white sand and turquoise waters. If your goal is to get a beautiful tan, this is the perfect place for you.
If you love going on adventures, you can get a glimpse of its lush underwater life as you snorkel and dive. Here, you can watch sea turtles in their natural habitat. Some tourists are even lucky enough to get a glimpse of the mysterious humpback whales.
The national park also boasts a wide array of flora and fauna in its islands. Make sure stay at least one night in the area so you can marvel at its beauty more. Without a doubt, this is a park you should include on your list.