Based mainly in the area covered by the San’in Kaigan National Park, the San’in Kaigan Geoparks boasts unique landscapes with a variety of geological features. These various features are related to the age of the formation of the Sea of Japan to recent times. This natural history makes the San’in Kaigan Geopark an interesting location to observe culture and history. Local people have worked for environmental conservation and local development through projects related to regional Geotourism. The San’in Kaigan Geopark was designated as one of the Japanese Geoparks in December, 2008. In addition, it was inducted as a Global Geopark in October, 2010.

Floor Guide

Multipurpose Room
Multipurpose Room
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Reference Materials Corner
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Shin-Onsencho Corner
Diorama of the San’in Kaigan Geopark
Diorama of the San’in Kaigan Geopark

Shinonsen Geo Site & Facilities

There are exhibits, such as panels introducing the San’in Kaigan Geopark, and information on geo-tours. Various kinds of rocks in the area are also on display. In addition, visitors can experience “singing sand.”

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