HAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARKimage

AREAS AND SIGHTS

Mountain and Snow Area

Kuwajima Fossil Bluff

Kuwajima Kaseki Kabe

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The Kuwajima Fossil Bluff is a fossil area from the Early Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era (146 to 66 million years ago) and a nationally designated natural monument. This place is often called the birthplace of geology in Japan, because it was the subject of the first paleontological paper to estimate the age of a Japanese rock from its fossils. It is an important place to study diverse paleoenvironments in the Mesozoic Era because a large variety of fossil plants, reptiles and mammals as well as dinosaurs have been found there.

Although access to the wall is restricted for safety, a lookout spot is available beside the wall.

INFORMATION

Access
• Car:
Parking is available to the side of the road, after exiting the tunnel.

Address
Kuwajima, Hakusan, Ishikawa<MAP>

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