The largest stone museum in Hyogo prefecture!
A new sightseeing spot in Toyooka, located in Genbudo Park.
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
The restaurant & cafe offer terrace seating where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Maruyama River. Please enjoy the menu filled with seasonal dishes using local ingredients.
Next to the museum is a souvenir shop. There are dinosaur and stone goods, regional crafts including Toyooka Kiryu(斜体) Crafts, homemade biscuits and cakes, and more.The museum shop is free of admission.
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 exhibits about Genbudo cave, the amazing world of rocks, minerals, and fossils, 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.
Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway
Approx. 20 km drive from Hidaka-Kannabekogen Interchange
14 km by bus from Kinosaki Onsen
4 km drive from Kinosaki Onsen
Approx. 7 km from the Park of the Oriental White Stork
Approx. 19 km from Izushi castle town
Approx. 27 km from Kannabekogen
From Yuhigaura Onsen in Kyotango City
From the Kyotango-Omiya IC on the San-in Kinki Expressway
Transfer ship operated by the museum from JR Genbudo Station
*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
Adults (age 13+)
Children (ages 6-12)
Infants (ages 5-6, preschool)*must be accompanied by an adult
20 or more members
40 or more members
80 or more members
Genbudo, one of the most important geological sites of the San'in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark, is a well-known sightseeing spot for its beautiful hexagonal columner joints formed by a volcanic eruption 1.6 million years ago.The five caves are named after Chinese mythological creatures, the most famous being named after a turtle & snakelike creature named Genbu.Genbudo is world-famous for the naming of "Genbugan", Japanese translation of basalt, and the place of the discovery of "Matuyama reversal epoch" which proved the theory of plate tectonics.
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.