Crusing around the dinosaur island

 

  • BentenjimaBentenjima
  • Abandoned quarry Abandoned quarry


Course Map


Course Map

Course Map

1. Shiosai-kan It is the Goshoura harbor which is a vestibule leading into the inside of Goshoura. There, arrangements for marine taxi hire can be made. Also, marine products and souvenirs are sold and sightseeing information is given.
2. Bentenjima A dinosaur footprint fossil was found in Kyushu for the first time in May, 1997 on Bentenjima where the Karakizaki Formation of the Goshoura Group is distributed. The 38cm sized footprint is thought to be of a 5m tall carnivorous dinosaur. The fossil was removed to the Goshoura Cretaceous Museum and its replica was put in its place.
3. Kyodomari The location where the fossil of a dinosaur was found for the first time in Amakusa is the Kyodomari seashore where the Karakizaki Formation of the Goshoura Group is distributed. In March 1997, a team from Kochi University invited by Goshoura town, discovered a fossil of a part of a dinosaur leg thought to be of a herbivorous dinosaur.
4. Abandoned quarry If you go around the southern extremity of Nosaba-saki, and continue to the north along the coast, you’ll see a quarry where it is possible to clearly observe a collapsed stratum made by a fault.