Fossil excavation in Minamisanriku

Minamisanriku - a treasure trove of precious fossils, including ammonites and ichthyosaurs

The Utatsu district of Minamisanriku is where the fossil of one of the world's oldest ichthyosaurs, which lived in the Triassic period about 240 to 250 million years ago, was discovered. The district is designated as a natural monument. It is also a place where many ammonites and other fossils have been discovered. 

Even if you are unfamiliar with fossils, the instructors will happily teach you about ichthyosaurs and the other fossils. 

General Information

Address
宮城県本吉郡南三陸町歌津字管の浜57番地1
Prices
2,300 yen
Opening Times
Mina-San Kan: 9:00-18:00 (until 17:00 in winter)
Activities: 13:00-14:30
Closures
Mina-San Kan: Mondays, year-end and New Year holidays
Activities: Closed irregularly
Directions
7 minutes' drive from Utatsu-kita Interchange (Sanriku Expressway)
Car Park
Available
Official Website
(General Incorporated Association) Minamisanriku-cho Tourist Association
SNS
Sea worker
Duration
90 minutes
Notes
Age range: 3 years old and up

Contact

Contact
Mina-San Kan (Minamisanriku Hakkutsu Museum)
Telephone Number
0226-36-2816

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