The San’in Kaigan Geopark, Valuable Heritage of the Earth’s Activities
Offering opportunities to observe valuable and beautiful geological formations and conditions, such as various rocks and geological strata, varied coastal forms, and waterfalls and valleys, the San’in Kaigan Geopark can be called the “heritage of the earth’s activities.”
The Geopark has the following six geomorphological and geological features.
◆Geomorphological and geological features
（1）Various rocks and strata related to the formation of the Japan Sea
（2）Varied coastal forms along the Japan Sea coast
（3）Volcanic activity that continued even after the formation of the Japan Sea
（4）Location where it was discovered that geomagnetic reversal occurred in the Quaternary era
(Basalt rock at Genbudo Cave)
（5）Abundant hot spring resources associated with igneous activity
（6）Active faults and coastal terraces found along the coast of the Japan Sea which indicate Quaternary crustal movement
Tottori Sand Dunes, Shotenkyo Sandbar, Kotohikihama Beach, etc.
|◆Coastal cliffs, coastal plateaus
Kasumi Coast, Tajima Mihonoura Coast, Uradome Coast, etc.
|◆Rock caves, marine caves
Yodono Domon Rock Cave, Nihon Domon Rock Cave, etc.
|Tottori Sand Dunes||Kasumi Coast||Yodono Domon Rock Cave|
Sodeshi, Fudeshi, Tango Matsushima, Kyogamisaki, etc.
Kannabe Volcano Group
Nekozaki Peninsula, Matsugasaki Hyakusogai Cliffs, etc.
|Fudeshi||Kannabe Volcano||Matsugasaki Hyakusogai Cliffs|
Tateiwa Rock, Genbudo Cave, Yoroinosode Cliffs, etc.
Gomura Fault, Shikano Fault, etc.
Saruotaki Waterfall, Amedaki Waterfall, Yoshitaki Waterfall, etc.
|Gomura Fault||Saruotaki Waterfall|