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Global UNESCO Network of Geoparks adds another part of Japan’s coast

The Global UNESCO Network of Geoparks group has newly admitted a part of the Sea of Japan coast stretching from Kyoto to Tottori prefectures into it’s group of Geoparks.

The group backed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, conducted a screen of the area to determine if the coast allowed visitors to see significant landscapes and terrestrial formations. The coastal area is the fourth area of the country to be granted membership. Mount Usu in Hokkaido, the Itoigawa tectonic line in Niigata Prefecture, and the Shimabara Peninsula in Nagasaki Prefecture are all previous entrants to the group of GeoParks.