Abashiri Quasi-National Park
Abashiri Quasi-National Park (網走国定公園 Abashiri Kokutei Kōen) is a quasi-national park in Japan. The park protects the waters and surrounding coastline of the lakes and lagoons along the Sea of Okhotsk on Hokkaidō. This includes such lakes as Lake Abashiri and Lake Notoro as well as Lake Tōfutsu and Lake Saroma. Lake Saroma is the fourth largest lake in Japan. Most of the park lies within the limits of Abashiri in Abashiri Subprefecture of northeastern Hokkaidō.
|Abashiri Quasi-National Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Overlooking Lake Saroma (June 2007)
|Nearest city||Abashiri, Kitami, Koshimizu, Ōzora, Saroma, Shari, Yūbetsu|
|Area||372.61 square kilometres (143.87 sq mi)|
|Established||July 1, 1958|
An important part of Abashiri Quasi-National Park is its floral display. Some of the most prominent species are in the following table.
|Scientific name||Common name||Native name|
|Thermopsis lupinoides||Goldbanner||センダイハギ / 先代萩|
|Gentiana triflora var. japonica||エゾリンドウ|
|Convallaria keiskei||Lily of the valley||スズラン|
|Hemerocallis yezoensis||Daylily||エゾキスゲ / 蝦夷黄萓|
|Lilium pensylvanicum||エゾスカシユリ / 蝦夷透百合|
|Salicornia europaea||Glasswort||アッケシソウ / 厚岸草|
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- J-IBIS (in Japanese)