What is the Oga Peninsula - Ogata Geopark?
The story of the earth and the people who developed the peninsula and reclaimed land
Approximately 30km on each side, this relatively compact geopark contains the history of the earth spanning 70 million years into the past, observable complete stratum in near succession, including the separation of the Japanese archipelago from the continent, the formation of the Sea of Japan, and environmental changes due to large-scale climate change that continue through the present day. Also, born from "Hachirogata" the largest lagoon in Japan, Ogata-mura is Japan's largest land reclamation. This gift of "the story between people and land" can't be found in other geoparks.