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.
Parking is available to the side of the road, after exiting the tunnel.
Free App for Travelling Around Geoparks
Travel around Geoparks with ease with the Geoparks Japan App - a free map app that uses your phone or tablet's GPS function to show your location on a map, and includes information about nearby sites and tourist destinations. The Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark offers three maps for walking, driving, and hiking. More information here
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