The Nature Conservation Law (自然環境保全法, shizen kankyō hozen-hō) of Japan provides for the designation of three types of protected area: Wilderness Areas (原生自然環境保全地域) and Nature Conservation Areas (自然環境保全地域), by the Minister of the Environment, and Prefectural Nature Conservation Areas (都道府県自然環境保全地域), by Prefectural Governors.
As of 31 March 2015, five Wilderness Areas have been designated, with a total area of 56.31 km2.
This list is complete and up to date as of December 2015.
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