Grand Opening March 24, 2018!


  • Exhibitions

    Enjoy exhibitions on Genbudo cave, the San'in Kaigan Geopark, the Asian elephant, beautiful minerals and precious stones, glowing rocks, the life of the mighty t-rex, the history and techniques of traditional Toyooka weaving, and more.

  • Restaurants and Shops

    You can enjoy seasonal products made with local ingredients at our restaurant and café. Our shop features products related to rocks, Toyooka shoes, Toyooka woven bags, sweets made at the museum, and more.

  • Weaving Workshop

    Toyooka weaving is a traditional art with a 2,000 year history. Using natural willow and cane wood, you can weave your own original item, including coasters, cups, water bottle clips, baskets, and more.


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What is the Genbudo Museum?

Genbudo Museum is a facility located near the entrance to the important Genbudo Park geosite, part of the San'in Kaigan Geopark.
It's near Kinosaki Onsen in the northern part of Hyogo prefecture.
The museum showcases Genbudo cave, the strange world of rocks, traditional Toyooka weaving, and more.
This is a new facility with a museum shop, a souvenir shop with local Tajima goods, a confectionary kitchen, and a restaurant and cafe.

Floor Map


Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway
Approx. 20 km drive from Hidaka-Kannabekogen Interchange

35 min.
14 km by bus from Kinosaki Onsen
20 min.
4 km drive from Kinosaki Onsen
10 min.
Approx. 7 km from the Park
of the Oriental White Stork

12 min.
Approx. 19 km from Izushi castle town
30 min.
Approx. 27 km from Kannabekogen
45 min.
From Yuhigaura Onsen in Kyotango City
35 min.
From the Kyotango-Omiya IC on the San-in Kinki Expressway

50 min.
Transfer ship operated by the museum from JR Genbudo Station

7 min.

*Contact call if you would like to use the transfer ship: 0796-23-3821

  • Approx. 2 hrs. 35 min. from Osaka by train or 2 hrs. 45 min. by car (158 km)
  • Approx. 2 hrs. 10 min. from Kyoto by train or 2 hrs. 35 min. by car (157 km)
  • Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. from Himeji by train or 2 hrs. by car (101 km)

Parking lot:70 cars, plus 5 buses

Entrance fee


Adults (age 13+) ¥800
Children (ages 6-14) ¥400
Infants (ages 5-6, preschool)*must be accompanied by an adult ¥300

Group discount

20 or more members 10%
40 or more members 20%
80 or more members 25%

Genbudo Park

Located in front of the museum, the Genbudo Park is a nationally-registered natural monument which offers some of Toyooka's most magnificent scenery. Beautiful hexagonal pillars reach into the sky, created when lava cooled and hardened.
You can also visit the 5 different caves, each with their own unique features.

Notes for Guests

  • Hyogo prefectural regulations against second-hand smoke prohibit smoking in all buildings.
  • Camera and video recording are partially regulated to allow other guests to enjoy their visit.
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited outside of designated areas.
  • Pets are not allowed in the museum.
    *Guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other service animals are allowed.
  • If you have a disability, be sure to bring your disability certificate with you.
  • The museum is not responsible for accidents or theft that may occur in the parking lot.