Higashikagawa, Kagawa

83 Explore Earth’s History from the Sea! The Setouchi Geosite

The coast of the Seto Inland Sea in Higashikagawa is scattered with geological formations that record changes in Earth’s geology, such as the Mesozoic Hiketa Unconformity, beautiful black, and white striped lamprophyres, and the rare basalt columns of Kinushima, creating fantastic sights well worth seeing. There are tons of other highlights as well, including views from unusual angles aboard a pleasure boat that are bound to leave lasting memories.

Explore Earth’s History from the Sea! The Setouchi Geosite

View Spot

Pleasure Boat

Pleasure Boat


Access map to View Spot
  • Approx. 10 min. by car from Hiketa IC
  • Approx. 5-min walk from JR Hiketa Station


Higashikagawa Pleasure Boat Association

Email: kankousen.3534@gmail.com
Address: Tengu House, 2372 Hiketa, Higashikagawa-shi, Kagawa
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, Apr. 1-Sep. 30 (reservations required) *Please inquire after this period.
Fees: ¥4,000(Approx. 120-min)
Parking: Approx. 10 spaces (free of charge)

Tourist Information for the Surrounding Area

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