National Parks of Japan, Vol.03: Daisen-Oki National Park

Daisen-Oki National Park, spanning Tottori, Okayama and Shimane Prefectures, is blessed with stunning coastal and mountain scenery. Traces of early human inhabitation abound and the unique landforms here have inspired myths and legends since ancient times. The park is divided into four areas – Mt Daisen to Mt Hiruzen; the Oki Islands; Shimane Peninsula, and Mt Sanbe – and covers almost 700 square kilometres including marine areas. The scenic Oki Islands, a UNESCO Global Geopark, are of particular geological interest.