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Genbudo Park

1339 Akaishi, Toyooka 668-0801, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-22-8111
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Leisurely walk at Genbugo Park

We arrived too early and cannot check in the hotel. At the suggest from one of the staff at the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Exceptional natural chemistry products of macroscopic hexagonals.

The five caves are all on their own a witness of an exceptional creativity of our mother nature... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Raivo S
Tallinn, Estonia
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“geological” (2 reviews)
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1339 Akaishi, Toyooka 668-0801, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-22-8111
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived too early and cannot check in the hotel. At the suggest from one of the staff at the tourist information center, we took a taxi to take a look at this geological wonder. I can only say that it is worth the trip....More

Thank MokCP
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Genbudo Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Dear MokCP, We appreciate your review. And thank you very much for extending your journey to Genbudo Park. We are very glad to know you enjoyed the wonders of nature. With its five caves, Genbudo Park is designated as one of the valuable geological assets...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

The five caves are all on their own a witness of an exceptional creativity of our mother nature - you'll be astonished by it's fantasy and ability to create various, often crossing piles of hexagonal stone creations.More

Thank Raivo S
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Genbudo Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear raiv0, Thank you very much for your kind words about Genbudo Park. As you wrote, Genbudo Cave was naturally formed when a volcano erupted 1.6 million years ago. It is designated as one of the valuable geological assets of the San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global...More

Reviewed 19 February 2016

Accessibility is bad,take a taxi in front of Kinosaki-Onsen station. Route bus and trains are not frequent.

Thank 4ichirock
Reviewed 31 December 2015

What a lovely place to go to. Whilst the caves are man made or specifically of what's left over after the locals removed large quantity of stones for river banks and home foundations the natural stone formation that has been created by the volcanos are...More

Thank Mariik
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Many people refer to Genbudo Park as Genbudo Cave, which is technically true, but since you can't enter the cave and the rest of the landmarks are rock formations, it's better to think of this place as a park. Having said that, it's a nice...More

1  Thank robinsena
Reviewed 13 November 2015

“Genbugan” rock is the Japanese name for basalt, which is ratger common rock worldwide, and which is formed from ancient volcanic activities. However, some formations show distinctive structural characteristics. Perhaps the best known example of such distinctive basalt formation is Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland,...More

1  Thank kobekko
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Only four kilometres away - around one hour - from Kinosaki, it's just a a walk away and you'll enjoy beautiful caves with hexagon-shaped columns. A quite nice ways to do some light sports and visit the home of 'Gen San'.

1  Thank miguelitosql
Reviewed 17 October 2014

From Kinosaki Onsen to Genbudo Park is just 1 station away. Before arrive there, be sure to make a reservation for boat to Genbudo where is at the opposite side of the river. 300yen/pax.

2  Thank LuciaLEUNG
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The rock formations at the mouths of the caves are really fascinating and well worth photographing. However, we had the impression you could enter caves and walk through them, but that was not the case. I know one was being renovated while we were there,...More

Thank hoppyT
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stopped in at Genbudo caves on our way to Kinosaki and Takeno beach. The rock formations are really interesting, and if you walk away from the main caves, it's peaceful. The volunteer guides are great, will take a picture and give you English pamphlets....More

1  Thank Stacey T
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