Get to know how the earth was formed 500 million years ago, and how it has evolved to the present day.
This is Japan’s largest Geopark, with a 300km coast line and 6,000m square area stretching from Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture to the Sanriku Coast in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture.
Kesennuma has six Geosites (local areas), containing a multitude of Geopoints (scenic points).
From discovering “Memories of Mother Earth” seeing how the earth’s surface continues to shift creating volcanic activity and earthquakes, to exploring “Sanriku Jurassic Park” where the first dinosaur fossil – Moshiryu – was excavated, check here for exciting model courses to get the fullest experience.
Geosites & Geopoints
Cape Osaki, Ogama / Oreishi / Hanzo / Dairisekikaigan Coast, Kukunakihama Beach, Tsunamiishi in Kannokura
Kugunarihama Beach, Cape Tatsumaizaki, Wakagihama Beach
Permian fossil site, Statue of Sumo Wrestler “Yokozuna” (Grand Champion), Hidenoyama Raigoro, Shiofukiiwa
Kesennuma Bay / Motoyoshikaigan Coast
Shinmeisaki, Oisehama Beach, Oyakaigan Coast, Osawakaigan Coast
Permian fossil site in Kamiyasse
Gold Produced in Kesennuma
Oya / Shishiori Gold Mine sites