Tokachishikaoi Geopark Visitor Center
You can learn about how the lands of Tokachi and Shikaoi were formed, and how the people and animals live there, under the theme of "the tale of life raised by volcanoes and shibare (the freezing cold)" at the Tokachishikaoi Geopark Visitor Center.
"Shibare" is an expression used in the Hokkaido dialect to refer to the severe cold weather.
You can hold and compare the stones of Hokkaido's geopark at the entrance.
Please go ahead and feel the weight!
Using projection mapping and sand and water, the guide clearly explains how the land of Shikaoi was formed.
There are displays of the fish, Salvelinus malma miyabei inhabiting only Lake Shikaribetsu, minerals such as opals collected in the Shikaoi neighborhood, and more.
* About mineral collecting, please be aware that there are places regulated by laws.
Mr. Onishi, who guided us in the hall
You can intensely learn about Shikaoi from a million years ago until modern day.
You can enjoy your trip with a new deeper perspective, going into the outdoors after learning about the formation and characteristics of Shikaoi here!
29-sen-28, Urimakunishi, Shikaoi-cho, Kato-gun, Hokkaido
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday / The day after a holiday
Admission fee: free
* Business days and hours are subject to change due to the influence of Novel Cornavirus (COVID-19).