Geopark Center “Karstar”

A new information hub in Mine City and Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau

The Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Center “Karstar” is a tourist information center that shares information about the Geopark with visitors. Housing a free resting area with a coffee stand, the center offers a wonderful panoramic view of gigantic natural features on Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau through the large window. Its nickname “Karstar,” coined from a combination of “karst” and “star,” represents our hope that it will serve as a landmark guiding visitors to the Geopark, just like the first star of the evening shining in the sky over Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau.

Karstar offers a breathtaking, spectacular panoramic view of Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau!

The center not only serves as a tourist information center, but also provides an extensive space where you can relax while enjoying a wonderful view of Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau.

The glass-walled center provides a breathtaking view of Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau. You can enjoy yourself here, forgetting the passage of time, at this center with free Wi-Fi connections and mobile phone chargers available.

Why not relax with a cup of coffee while enjoying the scenery of Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau?

Ask us anything about Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark!

As certified Geo-guides, we will share the charms of Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark with you!
Guides in Karstar: Available irregularly
Tour guides: Appointment required
* For details, please consult the staff at the counter.

Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Center

Open: 9:00-17:00

Closed: New Year holidays

11237-862 Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
(Next to Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory)
Tel.: +81 (0)837-63-0040