Facilities

  • 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

    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.

  • Workshops

    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.

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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 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.

Floor Map

Directions

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

General

Adults (age 13+) ¥800
Children (ages 6-12) ¥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

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.