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Mine Akiyoshidai Geo Tour

A tour where you can tour the Akiyoshidai Geopark with a guide from local residents. There are various courses from trekking to cave exploration, and it is a tour that can be enjoyed from children to adults.

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Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark Center

Kalster next to the Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory is the base facility of the Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark. There is a free rest space and a cafe where you can relax while watching the tourist information center and Akiyoshidai.
The facilities include diorama projection mapping, free Wi-Fi, and mobile phone charging spots.

  • 無料休憩所
  • フリーWi-Fi
  • 充電スポット完備
  • カフェ
business hours
From 9:00 to 17:00
closing day
New Year holidays
Contact Us
World Geopark Promotion Division
tourist information
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Akiyoshido entrance street

On the main road from the parking lot to Akiyoshi-dong, there are various shops selling miscellaneous goods, pottery, accessories and local sake of the writer.
There is also a specialty tangerine soft ice cream and so on, so it is also recommended to take a stroll.

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Karst Road

Prefectural road 242, a karst road of Akiyoshidai that passes through a large grassland that lasts about 8 km. It is a pleasant road with a feeling of openness and a feeling of running in the green colored meadow.
How to enjoy nature in Akiyoshidai is different. We recommend taxis and rental cycles.

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Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory

From the observatory, you can overlook the limestone plateau and the grasslands of Akiyoshidai, and from the circular 2nd floor observatory you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama. The stunning views of Japan's largest karst plateau, Akiyoshidai, cannot be described in a single word of excitement.

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General tourist information center

There is a general tourist information center in the Akiyoshidai Tourism Exchange Center.
The tourist information center next to Akiyoshido Bus Terminal offers tourist information and accommodation facilities in Mine City including Akiyoshidai and Akiyoshido, taxi agency, and bus ticket sales.

business hours
From 8:30 to 17:00
closing day
Open year round
Contact Us
Address: 3506-2 Akiyoshi, Akiyoshi-cho, Mine-shi
TEL :0837-62-0115

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.


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.