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.
- 2,300 yen
- Opening Times
- Mina-San Kan: 9:00-18:00 (until 17:00 in winter)
- Mina-San Kan: Mondays, year-end and New Year holidays
Activities: Closed irregularly
- 7 minutes' drive from Utatsu-kita Interchange (Sanriku Expressway)
- Car Park
- Official Website
- (General Incorporated Association) Minamisanriku-cho Tourist Association
- Sea worker
- 90 minutes
- Age range: 3 years old and up
- Mina-San Kan (Minamisanriku Hakkutsu Museum)
- Telephone Number