Guides available in the Geopark

In the San’in Kaigan Geopark, Geopark guides and staff members of related facilities will guide you around the Geopark. They have a great deal of knowledge of the must-see spots in the Geopark, and the relationship between such spots and the Geopark. You can also ask for information on good restaurants in the area!

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Shinonsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center/
Tajima-Mihonoura & Hamasaka Area(Related facilities)

◆Comment from the Guide

We exhibit topographical models of the Japanese Archipelago and the San’in Kaigan Geopark, and show a video. We also exhibit rocks and fossils found in the area. Here you can learn about stones and sand through various activities. Next to the Geopark Center is the boarding area for an excursion boat that cruises around Tajima-mihonoura.


【Guide group address】 Mizushiri, Ashiya, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6701
【Guiding spots】 Shinonsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center (Museum tour), Geosites in Shinonsen Town
【Guided Tour Details】

(1) Museum exhibits
– Explanation of the San’in Kaigan Geopark
– Exhibits of rocks and fossils found in the San’in Kaigan Geopark
– Diorama of the Japanese Archipelago and its surrounding area
– Diorama of the San’in Kaigan Geopark area
– Activities using stones, sand and water; sand painting lessons
– Exhibition of materials relating to Kitamae ships
– Exhibits of Japanese rocks, fossils, and minerals
– Exhibition of children’s learning achievements
– Information on Geoparks in Japan and abroad
– Theater showing an aerial video of the San’in Kaigan Coast

(2) At Geosites in Shinonsen Town
– Lectures on the San’in Kaigan Geopark
– Guided tour of Geosites in Shinonsen Town

Required time 30-60 min.


Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time 16:00
Reservation Required (by phone) *No reservation is required for museum tours
Reserve no later than One month in advance
Guides not available Tuesdays
Name of the group Shinonsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center
Phone number 0796-82-5222
Fax number 0796-82-5222
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*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.