Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Mount Hakusan

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Mount Hakusan is located in central Japan and spreads over four prefectures of Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, and Gifu. Mt. Hakusan in the center of the is a volcano 2,702 meters above sea level. Among mountains that have alpine zones, Mt. Hakusan is located at the westernmost point. The population of the Mount Hakusan BR is about 17,000, and most of these people live in mountain villages in the transition areas. Japanese people have been living there since ancient times.

Administrative Authorities

Ministry of the Environment, Forestry Agency, Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Nanto City, Hakusan City, Ono City, Katsuyama City, Takayama City, Gujo City, Shirakawa Village

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Mount Hakusan Council, 2-1 Kuramitsu, Hakusan City, , Ishikawa Pref. 924-8688, JAPAN

(+81) 762749564

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

35°51'15''N - 36°29'56''N

Longitude

136°49'54''E - 137°04'20''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

199,329

Core Area

22,120

Buffer Area

45,660

Transition Area

131,549

Map

Last updated: 2016

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