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Welcome to Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark

We hope you enjoy feeling the beat of the Earth in Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark, where the ocean and the land meet – the forefront for the birth of new land.
Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark encompasses the entire administrative district of Muroto City, Kochi prefecture, Japan. Muroto was approved as a Global Geoparks Network (GGN) member on September 18, 2011.

What is a Geopark ?

A Geopark is a unified area where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.
A Geopark uses that heritage, in connection with all other aspects of that area’s natural and cultural heritage, to enhance awareness and understanding of key issues facing society in the context of the dynamic planet we all live on. In a Geopark, you can come in touch with nature, history and culture and discover the link between people and the earth.