Established in 1934, Daisetsuzan National Park is the largest in Japan (2,267.64 square kilometers/875.54 sq mi). A pristine alpine wilderness with 16 volcanic peaks above 2000 meters elevation, the park offers fantastic hiking and backcountry conditions, extensive forests, wildlife and rugged views. Each year it is the first place to see the red and brown leaves of the fall.
Daisetsuzan National Park is famous having the largest population of wild brown bears (higuma) in Hokkaido. There are also a number of onsen resorts including Asahidake and Tenninkyo Onsen.