Earth’s history is embodied in the land making Amakusa Islanda unique museum in the sea
The Amakusa Islands, consisting of about 120 islands are located in the
southwest area of Kumamoto Prefecture: a beautiful archipelago with
geologic and geographic characteristic landscapes and a 100 million year
history, not to mention a treasure of ancient fossils offering its visitors a
fantastic glimpse into times gone by.
A unique culture has been carved out of life on these islands by its inhabitants adding to the many breath-taking sightseeing opportunities. The plan of the AmakusaGeopark is to show off the diversity of geology, geography, history, culture, industry and ecology in Amakusa with a mind of ecologic conservation and economic growth.