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

Rock and Fossils Corner
Handicraft Corner
Diorama of San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark Area
Shin’onsen Town Corner

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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