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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Ajiwara River Conservation Group (Shin’onsen-town Geopark Network)/
Tajima-Mihonoura & Hamasaka Area(The Ajiwara River)

◆Comment from the Guide [Certified guides] Type I guides: 2 / Type II guide: 1

The San’in Kaigan Coast boasts the wonderful contrast of rough rocks and gentle sandy beaches. We focus on the introduction of stories (history) of how people have lived to overcome the harsh forces of nature. We describe the hardship of our ancestors who worked to develop traffic infrastructure such as the pass road along the Tajima Kaigan Coast, railways, and harbors, as well as their wisdom in utilizing the blessings of nature such as steel (sawing-needles), hot spring water, and spring water (wells) in their daily lives. We believe communicating visitors is our most important role. Come and hear our explanations in the Hamasaka dialect!

 

【Guide group address】 2673-1 Hamasaka, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6702
(Shinonsen Town Commerce, Industry & Tourism Department)
【Guiding spots】 Hamasaka Town Strolling Area, the River Ajiwara area (Old town of Hamasaka), railway heritage sites on the San’in Line
【Guided Tour Details】

– The history and culture of the Ajiwara River area (old stone walls, wells, temples, Hamasaka Forerunner Memorial Hall “Imeitei,” Kato Buntaro Memorial Library, Hot Spring Tower)
– Strolling around Hamasaka town (historic stone monuments, pine forest, the Port of Hamasaka, needle factory, temples)
– Railway heritages (Tokan Tunnel, Takimi River lattice truss bridge, memorial monument for the victims of railway construction accidents, Hamasaka Station, Igumi Station, railway brick walls, etc.)

Required time – Ajiwara River area: 40-60 min.
– Hamasaka town strolling: approx. 2 hrs.
– Railway heritages: half a day-1 day
Fees

2 hrs.-half a day: 3,000 yen
1 day: 5,000 yen
*For longer/shorter hours for a large group, please consult us.

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time ーーー
Reservation Required (by phone)
Reserve no later than One day in advance
Guides not available Irregular holidays
Name of the group Shinonsen Town Commerce,
Industry & Tourism Department
Phone number 0796-82-5625
Fax number 0796-82-3054
E-mail ーーー
Others (Website) ーーー

 

*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.

 

 

Tajima Hamasaka Furusato Juku/
Tajima-Mihonoura & Hamasaka Area(Hamasaka Area)

◆Comment from the Guide

Hamasaka cannot be said to be blessed with ideal geological or topographical conditions. However, this town has flourished since the mid-Edo Period and has developed into what it is today. This fact fascinates me greatly. This is a town of slopes with flowers blooming on the beach. It is fun to stroll around and sometimes get lost in the small alleys. I hope you will enjoy strolling around the town with us.

 

【Guide group address】 2673-1 Hamasaka, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6702 (Shinonsen Town Commerce, Industry & Tourism Department)
【Guiding spots】 Hamasaka Area
【Guided Tour Details】

– Strolling in the Hamasaka Area
We will show you around the Hamasaka Area, visiting Hamasaka Station, Kato Buntaro Memorial Library, Hamasaka Ancestry Memorial Hall “Imeitei,” the needle factory, slopes and narrow alleys, and Ajiwara Alley. We will introduce great people born in this town such as Buntaro Kato, and provide information on fresh seafood landed at the Port of Hamasaka.

Required time 60-180 min.
Fees

Charged (For guide fees, please consult us.)

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time ーーー
Reservation Required (by phone)
Reserve no later than Please make a reservation about one week in advance.
Guides not available Irregular holidays
Name of the group Shinonsen Town Commerce,
Industry & Tourism Department
Phone number 0796-82-5625
Fax number 0796-82-3054
E-mail ーーー
Others (Website) ーーー

 

*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.

 

 

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

◆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.
Fees

Free

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
E-mail ーーー
Others (Website) http://www.sanin-geoparkkan.jp/

 

*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.