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A plateau formed by lava flown from Mt. Oginosen and a valley cut through the volcanic rocks

Ueyama & Komata River
(Ueyama & Komata River)

This is a site composed of the plateau formed with lava flown from monogenetic volcano, Oginosen, the valley cut through the underlined volcanic rocks, and many waterfalls. A lot of insect fossils accumulated in a lake inside the caldera formed by volcanic activities of almost 3 million years ago were discovered in Umigami and exhibited in Omoshiro Insect Fossil Exhibition Center.

主な見どころ

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Ueyama Highlands
A plateau at an altitude of almost 1,000m formed of lava, where alpine beech, Japanese horse chestnut, mountain ash, and Chishimazasa (Sasa kurilensis) grow thickly. The landscape of autumn fields of Japanese pampas grass and colored leaves are breathtaking. A 360-degree panoramic scenery of the Sea of Japan can be enjoyed from the summit, though depending on the weather.
NPO Ueyama Highlands Eco-Museum
0796-99-4600
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Shiwagara Waterfalls
A waterfall having a beautiful tunnel-like basin eroding bed rock of andesite breccia (Komata River valley is designated as memorial monument and a scenic beauty of Hyogo Prefecture)
NPO Ueyama Highlands Eco-Museum
0796-99-4600
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Nunotaki Waterfalls
A waterfall of almost 7m water head appearing like a white cloth, because water is falling down straightly in a wide width
NPO Ueyama Highlands Eco-Museum
0796-99-4600
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Umigami Umbrella Dance (August)
The dance is said to be originated from a rain prayer in the Edo Period. It was first started in Kokufu town, Tottori City. After World War 2, the young in Umigami learned the dance at Kokufu and made the current umbrella dance. The dance is performed in pairs while ringing numerous bells attached to the umbrella. (Designated as intangible cultural property in Shin'onsen Town)
Umigami Umbrella Dance Preservation Society
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ガイドさんのおすすめポイント!

A 360-degree panoramic view of the Sea of Japan, the summit of Mt. Oginosen, Mt. Hachibuse, and Mt. Sobudake can be enjoyed from the summit of Ueyama plateau (triangulation station). Due to heavy snow in the area, people can enjoy snow until the end of May. The landscape of autumn fields of Japanese pampas grass and colored leaves are breathtaking. It is popular to visit waterfalls along the forestry road, especially Shiwagara waterfall is the best.

NPO Ueyama Highlands Eco-Museum  Kazuyuki Obata (Class 1)Kazuyuki Yamamoto (Class 2)
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Ueyama Highlands Eco-Museum   Ueyama Highlands Furusato-kan, 757-1 Ishibashi, Shin'onsen Town
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■上山高原コース 
【テーマ】火山が作り出した美しい高原とブナ林
【内 容】溶岩に覆われてできた高原、小さな火山「上山」など、火山が作り出した美しい地形と、ススキ草原やブナ林での豊かな生き物の暮らしを楽しむことができるコース
【見 所】小さな火山「上山」、ススキ草原の放牧地、ブナ林など
【距 離】約6km(基本コース)、約2km(ショートコース)
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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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