エリア:国府  カテゴリ:日本海形成の時代 / 日本列島の形成と人々の暮らし  シーン:観る
A Geosite for learning about marine fossils in the era when the Sea of Japan was formed, and people’s lifestyles in hilly and mountainous areas

Waji
(Waji)

The idyllic landscape of rice paddies, vegetable fields, and houses spreads among the valleys surrounded by mountainous forests. Fossils of the era when the Sea of Japan was formed have been found in the strata of this area.

主な見どころ

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Kyogahara Canal, rice terraces
There are rice terraces on the steep slopes. The canal was built about 120 years ago by excavating 4 km of the mountainside. Volunteers work to preserve the rice terraces and the canal.
Tottori City Kokufu Town General Branch Office, Industry and Construction Department
0857-39-0560
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Sugano Sphagnum Wetland
This wetland is located at the end of the plateau formed by lava from Mt. Oginosen, at an altitude of 390 meters. Sphagnum grows in this wetland. It can rarely be seen anywhere else in Tottori Prefecture.
Tottori City Kokufu Town General Branch Office, Industry and Construction Department
0857-39-0560
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Meotobuchi
You can observe the stratum accumulated in the era when the Sea of Japan was formed (the Fuganji Mudstone Stratum formed in the Miocene Epoch of the Neogene Period). Many fossils of marine creatures such as seashells and sea urchins have been found in this stratum.
Tottori City Kokufu Town General Branch Office, Industry and Construction Department
0857-39-0560
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Tono Dam Walk
Tono Dam is the largest rock-fill dam in the Chugoku region. The walking event was started in 2006 when the construction of the dam started. In this event, you can fully enjoy the rich natural environment and geological features of Tono Dam, nicknamed “Inaba Manyo Lake.”
Machizukuri Ikiiki Seiki Society
0857-58-0022
 
 

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The Waji district is located in the deepest area of Kokufu Town, at the foot of Mt. Oginosen. This area was at the bottom of the sea about 17 million years ago. The types of fossils found in the Fuganji Mudstone Strata of Meotobuchi and Kitsunebuchi in this area prove that this area was once at the bottom of the deep sea. There are also ruins of mines of chalcopyrite and other minerals in this area. There is also Sugano Wetland near this area. In Kyogahara, a valley amid the mountains, there are a range of small terraced rice paddies, which make you feel as if you are standing on paddies in the sky.

Inaba Kokufu Guide Club  Hirotoshi Oki
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問い合わせ先
Tottori Convention & Tourism Association   2F Nikko Hondori Building, 160 Suehiro Onsen Town, Tottori City
TEL
0857-26-0756
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モデルコース

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■扇ノ山北麓ドライブコース
【テーマ】万葉の里から溶岩流が作り出した雄大な高原と滝をめぐる
【内 容】歴史のロマンと四季折々の自然の変化が楽しめるコース
【見 所】因幡万葉歴史館、殿ダム、雨滝、上山高原など
【距 離】基本コース:約68km/約2時間30分
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