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Fossil and Nature Experience Center|CHOCOTABI SAITAMA


Sightseeing spot

Western AreaHigashimatsuyama City

Fossil and Nature Experience Center

The Iwadonokyūryō around the experience center mainly comes from the Toki River layer group, a stratum accumulated from 15 million to 10 million years ago, containing a wide range of fossils.
The experience center is one of the only facilities within the prefecture in which the digging of fossils, such as 15 million-year-old shark teeth, can be experienced.
Challenge yourself to dig up fossils using a sieve, hammer, and graver with a lecturer!
Fossils you find, with some expectations, can be brought home. Since the digging of fossils takes place inside, this is a facility in which activities can be enjoyed even on rainy days.

Tour / Experience facilities

Basic Information

Tourist spot name
Fossil and Nature Experience Center
Higashimatsuyama Bandōyama 13
Home page

Business hours / Fee

Business hours
9:00 ~ 17:00
Regular holiday
Monday of every week (in case of a holiday, the following day), New Year's Holiday (December 29th to January 3rd)
In the City: Elementary, Middle School Students 500 yen, General 700 yen Out of the City: Elementary, Middle School Students 700 yen, General 1,000 yen


Public transport
Take the bus headed for Kami Kumai from the west exit of Takasaka Station and Get off at “Kaseki to Shizen no Taikenkan”
Approximately 10 minutes via taxi from the west exit of Taksaka Station of Tobu Tojo Line and roughly 15 minutes via taxi from Higashi Matsuyama Station
Approximately 10 minutes from Higashimastuyama Interchange of the Kan-Etsu Expressway to the direction of Kawagoe・Kawajima
Free: Yes
Available for Large Buses
Fee: None


Internet Wi-Fi
Duty-free shop
credit card

Universal design

  • AED installation
  • General / Wheelchair Shared Elevator
  • Toilet with handrail
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Floor with handrail
  • Stairs with handrail
  • Wheelchair-accessible slope
  • Stroller rental (There may be a charge.)
  • Sign language support
  • Braille explanation
  • Voice guidance
  • Wheelchair parking
  • Breastfeeding room
  • Compatible with diaper changing tables
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Baby keep or baby chair

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