2022 Volume 85 Issue 5 Pages 399-404
This study aims to understand the current status and issues of viewpoint fields in the Setonaikai National Park by clarifying the relationship between the actual condition of the view from them and the establishment and management of them, and to consider the management of the viewpoint fields from the standpoint of the appreciation of the archipelago landscape.The methodology was field survey and analyze the pictures from all viewpoint fields, and literature survey such as national park management plan and so on. As a result, Setonaikai National Park can be divided into three areas, and the actual condition of the view in each was different from each other including the artificial structures such as towns, bridges, and industries. Especially the view from each viewpoint field in the Geiyo Islands, many artificial structures were seen in visually essential areas. The establishment and management of viewpoint fields were different among each management district. All the management plan was focused on the islands. It can be said that the management plan was made not concerning the characteristics of the archipelago landscapes, so the establishment and management of the viewpoint fields are not appreciated to enjoy the archipelago landscapes.