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Genbudo Park, Toyooka

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Observe the bizarre polygonal geological formations at Genbudo Park. Dating back about 1.6 million years, the configuration is the result of a volcanic process known as columnar jointing, in which cooling molten rock forms prismatic columns, sometimes 30 m (98 ft) long. Be sure to bring along your camera and capture this rare and mysterious occurrence. Put Genbudo Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Toyooka trip itinerary maker website .
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  • I could see the Genbudo caves Seiryudo during my visit, and I was amazed. The basalt columns (taken from the cooling of a magma flow) are really surprising. You can access the site via a shuttle (600 Yen round trip), from Kinosaki station.
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  • Stopped in on the way to kinosaki Onsen. Old quarry was the main genbudo retains its traces. Places to see the four basalt caves and other like rock was originally a solidified lava. Enough to think something natural that has been figurative. I think, instead walk away too many easy-to-care and time.
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  • About 3 million, before the eruption, flowed the lava cooled slowly, making an artistic form. The geology-lovers in the stomach.
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