The mountainous area of 10 mountains over 2,000 meters tall has been designated as a special natural monument of the country (natural conservation area).
Many animals, and plants inhabit the area and can be seen up close.
There are 14 hot spring resorts including Sounkyo Onsen, Tenninkyouonsen, and Lake Shikaribetsu hot spring in the neighborhood and is famous in winter again as a skiing area.
National ParkA nationally managed park, representing Japan's natural scenery.
Daisetsuzan National ParkSounkyo, Mt. Asahidake, Mt. Kurodake, Ohachidaira
Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National ParkCape Sukoton, Rebun lady's slipper orchid clustered area, Mt. Rishiri, Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden
Quasi-National ParkThe park is managed by the prefecture with natural scenery based on a national park.
Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National ParkUryunuma Marshland, Onko-no-Sho, Akaiwa Observatory, Kannonzaki Observatory
Prefectural Natural ParkFollowing after national park, and quasi-national park is a park representing Hokkaido with its natural scenery.
Furano-Ashibetsu Prefectural Natural ParkFurano Ski Resort, Rokugo Forest, Lake Shuparo
North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural ParkLake Kuccharo, Beniya Primeval Flower Garden, Cape Kamui, Usutaibe Senjoiwa
Shumarinai Prefectural Natural ParkLake Shumarinai, Lake Utsunai, Kamagafuchi, Mt. Pisshiri
Teshiodake Prefectural Natural ParkMt. Teshiodake
Wetlands Registered Under the Ramsar ConventionWetlands registered by the convention on wetlands of international importance, especially as waterfowl habitat (Ramsar Convention).
Lake KuccharoA migratory stopover for tundra swan and ducks.
Uryunuma MarshlandThere is a treasure house of marshland plants starting with skunk cabbage, hare's-tail cottongrass, Hemerocallis esculenta and more.
Sarobetsu WildernessNest building area of white-tailed eagles and red crowned cranes.