Sightseeing aroud Hamasaka town

Travelers in Hamassaka town will enjoy Onsen, the beautiful nature around,a leisured life in the country.

San’in Kaigan Geopark Hamasaka Guide

Hamasaka Predecessor Memorial hall “Imeitei”
There are exhibitions on calligraphy exhibition and history of Hamasaka.Large earth floor is a typical style for japanese tradition.
Buntaro Kato Memorial Library
This library was built to honor the mountaineer Buntaro Kato, who was from Shinonsen Town. The building was designed to look like the mountains he climbed. It houses some of his personal belongings, materials about him and books about mountains and mountaineering. (quoted from San’in Kaigan Geopark Center)
The information center「Shoraian」
The information center is located accross the JR Hamasaka station.It also has the rest room and nursing rooms for babies.

Ajiwara Street~Hamasaka Onsen Spring~Utopia Hamasaka

Ajiwara street
Hamasaka Onsen
Utopia Hamasaka
Public bath.

Charm of San’in Kaigan Geopark

Asahi domon
Tjima Mihonoura

What is Geopark?
A Geopark is a kind of Nature Park which has scientifically important or beautiful geological assets.Geoparks are intended to revitalize the local area by utilizing valuable geological heritages for education, tourism and local industry.
San’in Kaigan Geopark
The underlying themes of the Geopark: Geological features, the natural environment, peoples’ lives,
and the formation of the Sea of Japan.
At the San’in Kaigan Geopark, you will find lots of valuable geological assets which relate to the process from when Japan was part of the Asian Continent to its present-day formation of the Sea of Japan.
(quoted from San’in Kaigan Geopark Website)

Tajima coastline tour boat

There is a tour boat, which will take you along the beautiful San’in coastline that is preserved as a national geological park.

Course  About 50 minutes   Fee Adults 1600 yen Children 800 yen
Capacity    64 persons  2 boats
Address Ashiya Shin-onsen-cho

Contact TEL:0796-82-1904 (+81-796-82-1904)

Mio Sea Taxi

There are also small fishing boats, which can hold groups of 4 to 5 people and tour some of the caves that the bigger boats cannot reach. There are many rare rock formations and clear emerald waters to explore. There is even the Tajima Mihonoura reef coastline, which was formed from a magma flow and is now designated as a national natural monument.

Season: May~Seotember
Address: 210 Mio Shin-onsen-cho
Manager: Tamotsu Maeda
Contsct: Tel: 0796-82-5757
Mio Sea Taxi

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