Hiyama Prefectural Natural Park
is a prefectural natural park of Hokkaidō
, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island; it is also the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel...

, Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

. The park encompasses over 17000 hectares (42,007.9 acre), including all of Okushiri Island
Okushiri Island
is an island in Hokkaidō, Japan. It has an area of . The town of Okushiri and Hiyama Prefectural Natural Park encompass the entire island.-History:It was the site of a powerful earthquake and tsunami in 1993....

 and parts of the following towns of Hiyama Subprefecture
Hiyama Subprefecture
is a subprefecture of Hokkaidō, Japan located on the Oshima Peninsula on the Sea of Japan side. It includes Okushiri Island. It was established in 1897.-Towns and villages by district:* Hiyama District** Assabu** Esashi ** Kaminokuni* Kudō District...

  • Esashi
    Esashi, Hokkaido (Hiyama)
    is a town in Hiyama District, Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is the capital of the subprefecture.One of the oldest towns in Hokkaidō, the name Esashi comes from the Ainu word for konbu, a type of edible kelp well known in Japan...

  • Kaminokuni
    Kaminokuni, Hokkaido
    is a town located in Hiyama District, Hiyama, Hokkaidō, Japan.In 2008, the town had an estimated population of 6,379 and a density of 12.25 per km²...

  • Otobe
    Otobe, Hokkaido
    is a town located in Nishi District, Hiyama, Hokkaidō, Japan.As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 4,665 and a density of 29.96 persons per km². The total area is 162.55 km².-External links:* in Japanese...

  • Taisei
    Taisei, Hokkaido
    was a town located in Kudō District, Hiyama, Hokkaidō, Japan.On September 1, 2005 Taisei, along with the town of Kitahiyama, from Setana District, was merged into the expanded town of Setana, formerly from Setana District and now in Kudō District....

The park also includes Kamome Island
Kamome Island
is an island in the Sea of Japan just off the coast of the town of Esashi, Hokkaidō, Japan. The island serves as a breakwater for the Esashi port. It has several historical sites and is protected as a part of the Hiyama Prefectural Natural Park. Every July, there is a two-day festival that attracts...

in Esashi.

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