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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Omoshiro Museum of Insects and Fossils/
Mt. Oginosen Area(Related Facilities)

◆Comment from the Guide

This museum exhibits fossils of insects such as butterflies and winged ants as well as plants found in the stratum of approximately 3 million years BP (before present) located in the Umigami Area of Shinonsen-cho. The shapes clearly etched in the stone will bring you back to the ancient world of 3 million years ago.


【Guide group address】 850 Chidani, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6943 (cf. Yata Community Center)
【Guiding spots】

Omoshiro Museum of Insects and Fossils (Museum tour)

【Guided Tour Details】

Explanation of the exhibits of the fossil museum

Required time

20 min.


Free (Admission adults: 100 yen, children: 50 yen)

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time



Not required

Reserve no later than  
Guides not available

Mondays (If a public holiday falls on Monday, the following day)

Name of the group

Omoshiro Museum of Insects and Fossils

Phone number 0796-93-0888
Fax number 0796-93-0888
Others (Website)  


*The above information is correct as of the beginning of June 2014. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.