The San'in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク) is a geopark in Japan. The area was declared a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010. The underlying themes of the Geopark are "geological features, the natural environment, people's lives, and the formation of the Sea of Japan". This geologically diverse area contains records of the process from when Japan was part of the Asian continent to its present-day formation of the Sea of Japan. People's lives are also diverse in this area because of its geodiversity.---
The Genbudō Museum (玄武洞ミュージアム) was reinaugurated in March 2018 and exhibits precious stones, rare minerals and fossils of prehistoric animals such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, the Pterosaur as well as the skeleton of an Asian mammoth.---
Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork was established in 1999 as a research institution for breeding and reintroduction of the Oriental White Stork, a special natural monument of Japan. It also seeks to reintroduce the storks to the wild based on scientific theory. To attain these objectives, University of Hyogo has adopted a system since the park’s opening for university instructors to also work as researchers of the park.---
A grand adventure awaits you in Tajima, where you can do anything from hiking and skiing to paragliding. Not only can you discover the wonders of the Sea of Japan and its unique environment, but you can have a very traditional, Japanese experience while exploring Kinosaki Onsen, a famous hot spring town, in a yukata and geta.---
The castle town of Izushi is often referred to as Little Kyoto because of its historical buildings from the Meiji Era, such as the Eirakukan (a playhouse) and the Izushi Meijikan. The locally made Izushi soba (buckwheat noodles) are a speciality of the area. On the 3rd of November (National Holiday), a castle festival with a procession of daimyo takes place.---
Hōryū-ji (法隆寺, "Temple of the Flourishing Law") is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as both a seminary and monastery. The temple's pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji's place as one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. In 1993, Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures.
The Historical Museum of Hokkaido has mission to contribute to the future of Hokkaido through an understanding of its past, to play a central role among museums and similar facilities in Hokkaido, and provide a place for the lifelong study.
Karuizawa Guide Service offers walking tours in English in Karuizawa, a popular traditional highland resort of cool climate with rich nature and culture. It takes only 70 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen. The tour visits representative sightseeing and scenic spots through tree-shaded paths in 3 hours.
Shikoku Railway Company (四国旅客鉄道株式会社), commonly known as JR Shikoku, is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways Group (JR Group). It operates intercity rail services in the four prefectures on the island of Shikoku in Japan.