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The Daisetsuzan National Park is situated in the center of Hokkaido. It was established by the central government in December 1934 and is with a total area of 2'268 square kilometres the largest national park in Japan.

The Daisetsuzan Nationalpark is a mountain area of the Ishikari Mountains. The Ishikari Range consists of different volcanic groups.

The Daisetsuzan volcanic group is a group of eight volcanic peaks situated around the 2 km wide Ohachi-Daira caldera. The Asahi-dake at 2'291 metres is the tallest of the group and of Hokkaido. Other peaks are the Pippu-dake (2'197 m), Ryōun-dake (2'195 m), Hokuchin-dake (2'244 m), Hokkai-dake (2'149 m), Keigetsu-dake (1'938 m) and Kuro-dake (1'984 m). 

Other mountain chains within the Daisetsuzan Nationalpark are the Central Ishikari Mountains, the Tokachi, Shikaribetsu, Nipesotsu-Maruyama and the Tomuraushi Volcanic Group.  

www.mountainstamp.com Daisetsuzan Nationalpark souvenirsheet

Japan 1940, Daisetsuzan Nationalpark, souvenirsheet.
The four stamps of the souvenirsheet are showing:
Hokuchin-dake, 2'244 m (left) / Kobako rock in the Soun-kyo Gorge (right).
Asahi-dake 2'291 m
Tokachi Volcanic Group 2'077 m 

The four stamps of the miniaturesheet were issued in sheets of 20 stamps as well.  

 

mountainstamp.com Japan 1940 Kobako in the Sounkyo Gorge stamp Daisetsuzan

The stamp was issued in sheets of 20 stamps and in the miniaturesheet "Daisetsuzan Nationalpark".  

The Soun-kyo Gorge is a very beautiful ravine with several waterfalls. The giant gorge is bordered by 100-metre-high cliffs formed by the erosion of tuff, stretches for 24 kilometers and forms the center of Daisetsuzan National Park. The Obako and Kobako rock formations are known as the most beautiful places in the gorge. 

 

mountainstamp.com Japan 2011 Daisetsuzan stamp

Japan 2011, Daisetsuzan range and a green swamp.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Hokkaido Scenes from Autumn to Winter".

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