Japan's Largest Geopark

SANRIKU GEOPARK
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).

Model Courses

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.

Sanriku Geopark Official Website

Geosites  &  Geopoints

Karakuwa Peninsula

 

Cape Osaki, Ogama / Oreishi / Hanzo / Dairisekikaigan Coast, Kukunakihama Beach, Tsunamiishi in Kannokura

Oshima Island

 

Kugunarihama Beach, Cape Tatsumaizaki, Wakagihama Beach

Cape Iwaisaki

 

Permian fossil site, Statue of Sumo Wrestler “Yokozuna” (Grand Champion), Hidenoyama Raigoro, Shiofukiiwa

Kesennuma Bay / Motoyoshikaigan Coast

 

Shinmeisaki, Oisehama Beach, Oyakaigan Coast, Osawakaigan Coast

Paleozoic Nanbu-Kitakami

 

Permian fossil site in Kamiyasse

Gold Produced in Kesennuma

 

Oya / Shishiori Gold Mine sites

Official Travel Guide 

Kesennuma Tourism & Convention Bureau

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