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Akiyoshidai karst viewing platform
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Akiyoshidai Kokutei Kōen is a Quasi-National Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It was founded on 1 November 1955 and has an area of 45.02 km².


It includes part of the Akiyoshi plateau (Akiyoshidai), a 130 square kilometre area of karst topography, as well as over 400 limestone caves, including Japan’s longest cave, the Akiyoshidō, which has the additional status of a Special Natural Monument. The area is rated a protected landscape (category Ib) according to the IUCN. Like all Quasi-National Parks in Japan, the park is managed by the local prefectural government.

The Akiyoshidai Groundwater System is a Ramsar Site and wetland of international importance.

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