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1_Ichiburi1_Ichiburi

Jade, Jurassic fossils

2_Oyashirazu2_Oyashirazu

Cliffsand roads as they changed over time

3_Omi Coast3_Omi Coast

Jade Coast of the Jomon Period

4_Omigawa Jade Gorge4_Omigawa Jade Gorge

Geological phenomena from the depths of the earth

5_Imai5_Imai

Strata and rocks - evidence of the formation of the Fossa Magna

6_ltoigawa-Shizuoka6_ltoigawa-Shizuoka

Tectonic line and the Salt Trail (northern section) – an old route along a major fault

7_Maikomidaira7_Maikomidaira

Sinkholes, alpine flora

8_Hashidate Gold Mine8_Hashidate Gold Mine

Itoigawa’s largest remaining gold mine

Kotakigawa Jade Gorge9_Kotakigawa Jade Gorge

Home of jade and a great limestone rock wall

10_Tsugami Shindo10_Tsugami Shindo

Learn all along this trail, from 0 to 3,000m
Photo Ken Ono

11_Himekawa Gorge via the Oito Line11_Himekawa Gorge by Oito Line

A trip along the gorge by train

12_Itoigawa-Shizuoka12_Itoigawa-Shizuoka

Tectonic Line and the Salt Trail (southern section) – an old route along a major fault

13_Himekawa Gorge13_Himekawa Gorge

Weathering and erosion of great mountains

14_Renge14_Renge

Volcanic fumaroles, wetlands formed by glacial action

15_ltoigawa Coast15_ltoigawa Coast

Eroded sand dunes, jade washed up on the coast

16_Miyama Park and Museums16_Miyama Park and Museums

Itoigawa Geopark Information Center

17_Tsukimizunoike17_Tsukimizunoike

Landslides, terraced rice fields and a stone image of Buddha

18_Umidani Gorge18_Umidani Gorge

Large cross-section of a volcano that was once underwater.

19_Amakazariyarna19_Amakazariyarna

One of the 100 famous mountains of Japan

20_Yakeyama20_Yakeyama

Hot spring and disaster prevention work at an active volcano

21_Benten-iwa21_Benten-iwa

Marine culture supported by an undersea volcano

22_Shindosan22_Shindosan

Volcanoes and hills that were once underwater

23_Gongendake23_Gongendake

Wonderful geologically active area in the mountains

24_Tsutsuishi Hamatokuai24_Tsutsuishi Hamatokuai

Beautifully intercalated strata of sandstone and mudstone, and a fishing village

Itoigawa Global Geopark Official Site

Enjoy all of Itoigawa Geopark’s 24 thematic geosites and learn about the
500 million year history of the Japanese Archipelago.

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