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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Ueyama Heights Eco-Museum/Mt. Oginosen Area(Mt. Oginosen)

◆Comment from the Guide

We offer various programs to allow you to experience the wonder of nature. You can familiarize yourself with nature and learn about rare plants while hiking to enjoy the new green leaves on the trees and trekking to enjoy autumnal leaves in the Ueyama Heights, Mt. Oginosen, Kirigataki Valley and Komata River Valley.

 

【Guide group address】 757-1 Ishibashi, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6953
【Guiding spots】

The Ueyama Heights, Mt. Oginosen, Komata River Valley, Kirigataki Valley, the Hataganaru Heights area, etc.

【Guided Tour Details】

– Mt. Oginosen hiking
– Kirigataki trekking
– Visiting Shiwagara-no-taki Falls and Katsura-no-taki Falls
– Exploring the waterways built in the Meiji Era
– Hiking in the Ueyama Heights
– We offer our unique programs and events throughout the year.

Required time

120 min.-

Fees

One Guide: 6,000 yen for half a day, 10,000 yen for a day
One Instructor: 8,000 yen for half a day, 15,000 yen for a day (Instructors can provide you with more detailed guidance.)

Hours 9:00-16:00
Last acceptance time

 

Reservation

Required

Reserve no later than Two weeks in advance in principle
Guides not available

Tuesdays

Name of the group

Ueyama Heights Eco-Museum

Phone number 0796-99-4600
Fax number 0796-99-4601
E-mail ueyama-eco@yumenet.tv
Others (Website) http://www.ueyamakogen-eco.net

 

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

 

 

Inaba Kokufu Guide Club/Mt. Oginosen Area(Mt. Oginosen)

◆Comment from the Guide

Amadaki Waterfalls consists of Hondaki (main waterfall), Nunobiki-no-taki, and Hakodaki. There are also many waterfalls, collectively called "Iroha Shijyu-sichi Taki," in the mountains. In this area, there are many legends and traditional arts handed down from the olden days. Our 11 guides will show you around the area.

 

【Guide group address】 726 Machiya, Kokufu-cho, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture, 680-0146 (Inaba Man’yo Museum of History)
【Guiding spots】

Mt. Oginosen, Amadaki Waterfalls, and other spots in Kokufu Town and Tottori City

【Guided Tour Details】

We offer guided tours to visit various historic sites and other facilities and learn about the nature and legends of Kokufu Town.

– Amadaki Waterfalls
The waterfalls are located in Amadaki, Kokufu Town. There is a spectacular, 40-meter-high waterfall, which has been selected as one of "Japan’s 100 Waterfalls." This beautiful waterfall flows over Amadaki andesite rocks formed in the Pliocene epoch as well as beautiful basalt columnar joints. In the riverbed, there is also a stratum of sand stones and conglomerate in the riverbed.

– Fuganji Mudstone Stratum
At the back of Fuganji Temple located in Jikkoku, Kokufu-cho, a stratum called the "Tottori Group Fuganji Mudstone Stratum" is exposed. You can observe a silt layer from which fossils of plants grown in the warm-temperate zone to the subtropical zone can be found, such as Comptonia naumanni. With these fossils, you can determine the era in which the stratum was formed.

Required time

30 min.-7 hrs.

Fees

Paid (One guided tour with one guide: 1,000 yen)

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time

17:00

Reservation

Required (by phone)

Reserve no later than One week in advance
Guides not available

No holidays

Name of the group

Inaba Man’yo Museum of History

Phone number 0857-26-1780
Fax number 0857-26-1781
E-mail  
Others (Website) http://inabakokufuguide.blog102.fc2.com/

 

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

 

 

Ogi-no-Sato Group/Mt. Oginosen Area(Mt. Oginosen)

◆Comment from the Guide

We are Ogi-no-Sato Group, who are engaged in the manufacturing and sales of processed agricultural foods and lunchboxes, as well as organizing events to revitalize villages. Our members, serving as Geo-guides, will show you around courses to visit the Waji area, which lay at the bottom of the sea some 17 million years ago.

 

【Guide group address】 346 Waji, Kokufu-cho, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture (Ogi-no-Sato Exchange Center)
【Guiding spots】

Mt. Oginosen, Waji
Fossile sites, mines, Meotobuchi

【Guided Tour Details】

(1) Karato Valley Course
– Ichi-no-taki Falls, Ni-no-taki Falls, San-no-taki Falls, Karato Otaki Fall, river trekking

(2) Nature experience course
– Observation of Japanese clawed salamander, and enjoying the brook

(3) Mine remains course
– Visit to the remains of the mine that used to yield gold, silver and copper

(4) Fossil-yielding stratum observation course
– Twelve types of fossils have been found from the Fuganji Mudstone Stratum.

(5) Fossil replica course (fees: 500 yen per person)

Required time

60 min. – 1 day

Fees

Charged (for meals and ingredients of fossil replicas)

Hours Please ask us.
Last acceptance time

Please ask us.

Reservation

Required (by phone)

Reserve no later than The day before
Guides not available

No holidays

Name of the group

Ogi-no-Sato Exchange Center

Phone number 0857-58-0505
Fax number 0857-58-0505
E-mail  
Others (Website)  

 

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