“GEOPARK” means the place where you can experience the ecosystems and of the unchanged natural rivers, mountains and oceans.

There are networks all over the world of highly qualified Geoparks such as the “Global Geoparks Network”, the “European Geoparks Network” and the “Asian Pacific Networks”. Now, 100 areas in 30 countries are recognized as “Global Geoparks” and “TAKENO BEACH” located in “San’in Kaigan is included in the “Global Geoparks Network”.



“TAKENO BEACH” is really famous for the clear ocean with a white sand located in the Sea of Japan.
The clearness is verified by “100 Swimming Beaches” (2006) and “88 Swimming Beaches in Japan” (2001) of the Ministry of the Environment.
Near the beach, there are Sea Caves, Sea tunnels, natural rocks and landforms.

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TOYOOKA Travel Guide by the TOYOOKA city HYOGO prefecture:


We made one word, “GEO CANOE” which means having a canoeing adventure in a “GEOPARK”.

On a GEOCANOE tour, you can explore the magnificent coastline of the Sea of Japan.

Why don’t you enjoy taking a look at the ocean emerald green and cobalt blue and explore nature?

Because of the danger of outdoor sports,
A certified instructor will guide you during the tour.
(We might cancel the tour depending on the weather and the waves.)

Please prepare marine shoes, clothing which can get wet, a cap and sunglasses to protect from sunburn.
Please prepare some medicine if you get sea sickness easily.

Please bring some drinks and candy to prevent thirst and hunger during the canoe tour.

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Please use the JR from Kinosaki Onsen to Takeno. (1 stop,200yen)


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