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!

<< See all the guide groups


Lake Koyama Information Plaza/Tottori Area(Lake Koyama)

◆Comment from the Guide

Lake Koyama Information Plaza regularly exhibits panels and diorama introducing Lake Koyama. We also hold lessons for kindergarten, nursey school, or elementary school children to learn about Lake Koyama, and provide guides who can explain the exhibit panels to general visitors. We also organize various events such as the Lake Koyama Season Walk and Geo-tours to introduce the beauty of the lake. Come and visit Lake Koyama!


【Guide group address】 754-17 Takazumi, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture, 680-1416
【Guiding spots】

Lake Koyama

【Guided Tour Details】

(1) We will explain how Lake Koyama was formed, the features of Jomon earthware, magatama (ancient ornamental stone), wooden canoes and other artifacts excavated near Lake Koyama, as well as how these artifacts were arranged, how manors were formed in the feudal era, the history of the construction of castles on Lake Koyama (Yamana Katsutoyo and Yoshioka Shogen), the shapes of Lake Koyama depicted in old maps, the relationship between the Ikeda Family and Lake Koyama (and their use of it as a picnic site or hunting ground), the development of Lake Koyama by Kamei Korenori, the picture titled Eight Scenes of Lake Koyama, the excavation works on the Koyama River, the protests against the development of Lake Koyama, the tourist development of Lake Koyama and the ship/zoological garden businesses, the deterioration of the water quality as a result of replacement work at the mouth of the Sendai River, activities to promote environmental education, and the promotion of activities at Lake Koyama.

(2) We will also introduce Castle Tsuzurao, Ame-no-hohi-no-mikoto Shrine, Tenjinyama Castle, and Hie Shrine near the lake.

Required time

30-120 min.



Hours 10:00-16:00
Last acceptance time



Required (by phone)

Reserve no later than Two weeks in advance
Guides not available


Name of the group

Lake Koyama Information Plaza

Phone number 0857-31-2900
Fax number 0857-31-2900
Others (Website)


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