Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Shiga Highland

1980

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Shiga Highland is located in the central part of Honshu in Japan, spreading over 5 municipalities in 2 prefectures, namely Yamanouchi Town and Takayama Village of Nagano Prefecture and Nakanojo Town (former Rokugo Village), Kusatsu Town and Tsumagoi Village of Gunma Prefecture. The Core Area and Buffer Zone overlap Joshin’etsukogen National Park. The volcanic lake of Mt. Shirane is reputed to be the most acid lake in the world with a pH of 0.8.

Administrative Authorities

Yamanouchi Town Office

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Yamanouchi Town Office, 3352-1 Hirao, Yamanochi-machi Shimotakai-gun, Nagano 381-0498, JAPAN

(+81) 269331107

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

36°36'00''N - 36°49'12''N

Longitude

138°19'48''E - 138°36'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

30,281

Core Area

691

Buffer Area

17,569

Transition Area

12,021

Map

Last updated: 2017

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