US National Parks are not the only popular ones
The US National Park System is often referred to as "America's best idea." The concept of protecting areas of great natural beauty and historic significance for future generations has spread around the globe. As visitation to US parks has reached record levels, national parks in Japan, it seems, are just as popular with foreign visitors.
By Tatsuyuki Kobori
The Asahi Shimbun
February 8, 2017