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Where you feel the breath of the earth

Akiyoshidai is the largest karst plateau in Japan, spread in the middle and eastern part of Mine City.
It was designated as a National Monument (Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park) in 1955 and a special natural monument in 1964.
The limestone that makes up the magnificent landscape of Akiyoshidai is about 350 million years ago in the southern sea.
It was born as a coral reef, and over the years has formed a karst plateau like today.

AKIYOSHIDAI MOVIE

"Know" "See"
"I feel it"

How to enjoy Akiyoshidai

Overwhelmingly vast karst plateau and rich natural fauna,
Let's fully enjoy Akiyoshidai which shows different expressions in the four seasons.

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Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark

Geopark is a word that combines "Earth and Earth (Geo)" and "Park (Park)". It means "Earth Park". A place where you can do it. Akiyoshidai Geopark is one of the Japan Geoparks approved by the Japan Geopark Committee.

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Mine Akiyoshidai Geo Tour

At the Geopark, locals can guide you on a journey to find "greatness" (called a "geo tour"). One of the most recommended tours with Akiyoshidai Certified Guide is the trekking along the grassland of Akiyoshidai and the course to explore the limestone cave. Exploration of the cave can be enjoyed anytime except during heavy rains.