Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Minakami

2017

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The site includes the central divide of the island Honshu formed by 2,000 meters high mountainous backbone including the Tanigawa mountain range. Significant differences in the environment between the eastern and western slopes as well as between the mountainous and the lowland areas create a distinct biological and cultural diversity. More than 21,000 inhabitants live on this reserve with a total area of 91,368 ha. The main activities are agriculture and tourism.

Administrative Authorities

Ministry of the Environment, Forestry Agency, Gunma Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Minakami Town

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Ecopark Promotion Office, Comprehensive Strategy Department, 318 Gokan, Minakami Town, Tone Gun, Gunma Prefecture , Postal code: 379-1393, JAPAN

(+81) 278255032

Fax

(+81) 278622291

E-mail

Location

Latitude

36°38'40''N - 37°04'56''N

Longitude

138°46'55''E - 139°11'53''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

91,368

Core Area

9,123

Buffer Area

60,421

Transition Area

21,824

Map

Last updated: 2017

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