Guides available in the Geopark

In the San’in Kaigan Geopark, Geopark guides and staff members of related facilities will guide you around the Geopark. They have a great deal of knowledge of the must-see spots in the Geopark, and the relationship between such spots and the Geopark. You can also ask for information on good restaurants in the area!

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Iwami Guide Club/
Uradome Kaigan Coast Area(Uradome Kaigan Coast)

◆Comment from the Guide [Certified guides] Type I guides: 10 / Type II guides: 2

The Uradome Kaigan Coast boasts a unique landscape consisting of a variety of marine landforms. Iwai Hot Springs are a blessing of the earth, and have been used for as long as 1,200 years. Iwami, where people have lived amid the blessings of nature, is rich in history, culture, and foods. We would like to introduce you to the charms of Iwami.


【Guide group address】 787-8 Uradome, Iwami-cho, Tottori Prefecture, 681-0003 (Iwami Tourism Hall)
【Guiding spots】 In Iwami Town, Tottori Prefecture, mainly at Uradome Kaigan Coast and Iwai Hot Springs
【Guided Tour Details】

(1) Port Ajiro-Shirawara Kaigan Coast Course (3 hrs., 5,000 yen)
– Port Ajiro, Sengan-matsushima Rock, Oshiroi-no-dangai Cliff, Ajiro Observatory, Ajiro Lighthouse, Mizushiri Cave, Kamogaiso Beach, quartz porphyry columnar joints, Shuen Cave, Shirawara Kaigan Coast, Natane-goto Islands, quartz porphyry dike, Kuroshima Island, etc.

(2) Kamogaiso Beach-Shirawara Kaigan Coast Course (1.5 hrs., 3,000 yen)
The part after Kamogaiso Beach on the course (1)

(3) Nagisa Exchange Hall-Kumaihama Beach Course (1.5 hrs., 3,000 yen)
– Nagisa Exchange Hall, San’in Kaigan Nature Museum, sea cliff in Miyanoshita, vegetation seen from the nature trail, Kumaihama Beach (Pocket Beach, granite and tuff-breccia fault, Oumeiso House, etc.)

(4) Iwai Hot Springs Strolling Course (1.5 hrs., 3,000 yen)
– The structure of the Iwai Hot Springs, legends and history, Togen-ji Temple, the ruins of Iwai-ji Temple, Onyu Shrine, Midori Osaki’s footsteps (Museum, Saiho-ji Temple, Former Iwai Elementary School), etc.

(5) Spot guide at Shirawara Parking Space Observatory (0.5 hours, 1,000 yen)
– Spot guide using the rest time for bus passengers
* Fees are for one guide. (Up to 15 visitors per guide)

Required time 30-180 min. (Please consult us.)

Charged (3,000 yen for 2 hours and one guide)
For fee details, please consult us. One guide can accept a group of up to about 15 people.

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time ーーー
Reservation Required
Reserve no later than Please make a reservation no later than three days in advance
Guides not available Year-end and New-year season
Name of the group Iwami Town Tourism Association
Phone number 0857-72-3481
Fax number 0857-72-3483
Others (Website)


*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.



San’in Matsushima Yuran/
Uradome Kaigan Coast Area(Uradome Kaigan Coast)

◆Comment from the Guide [Certified guides] Type I guides: 6

From an excursion boat, you can enjoy a variety of landscapes consisting of beautiful, white-sand beaches with green pine trees and the complex coastline of the Rias coast. Our excursion boat (for 95 people) rolls less than our small boat (for 12 people), allowing you to enjoy the cruising in a more relaxed atmosphere. However, our small ship can enter narrow channels to visit sea caves and caverns, as well as entering shallow inlets. From these boats, you can grasp the great size of the 70-meter-high cliffs. You can also observe under the water using a special observation device.


【Guide group address】 Otani Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori Prefecture, 681-0073
【Guiding spots】 Uradome Kaigan Coast (Ajiro-Tajiri)
【Guided Tour Details】

– We offer tours on an excursion boat (for 95 people) and a small boat (for 12 people). The coast between Ajiro and Tajiri comprises granite rock. There are many small capes, inlets such as Kamogaiso Beach, Natanejima Island, sea caves and other landforms created by the wave erosion, such as Kaizoku-ana Cave. As the ship passes through the narrow channels, we will explain how the islands are formed, and the origin of the names, topography, and geographical features of these islands.

Required time 40-50 min.

Ship fees
Excursion boat (for 95 people): Adults: 1,300 yen, Children (elementary school pupils): 650 yen
Small boat (for 12 people): Adults: 2,100 yen, Children (4 years old-elementary school pupils): 1,500 yen

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time ーーー
Reservation Reservation required for a group of 15 people or more.
Reserve no later than On the day you board the boat
Guides not available For holidays, the year-end and New-year season, or the cancellation of services due to poor weather conditions, please see our website.
Name of the group San’in Matsushima Yuran
Phone number 0857-73-1212
Fax number 0857-73-1261
Others (Website)


*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.