Collect “Walking Points” with the San’in Kaigan Geopark Trail

From 1st October to 30th November

Collect “Walking Points” with the San’in Kaigan Geopark Trail

The San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark stretches for 230km from Tottori to Kyotango, and the whole length is walkable!

The full length is called the “Long Trail”, but it has been broken up into 27, more palatable courses. Most of them can be completed in 2-3 hours, depending on how long you spend gazing at the scenery.

To celebrate the completion of the Long Trail the Geopark are offering points for completing the smaller trails in October and November. These points can then be redeemed at specific stores, restaurants, hot springs, and more.

Kyotango features six of the short trails, from Shotenkyo, in the south-west, to Kyogamisaki, in the north-east. These trails show off the variety of Kyotango’s coast, varying from smooth sandy beaches to jagged rocky cliffs, and everything in between.

How to Get Points

1) You must collect a point sheet from an appropriate business. Not every course has a points counter immediately adjacent, feel free to visit the closest, most convenient one.

2) Take a selfie at the start, checkpoint, and end of the route. At the checkpoint there will be a sign showing the route number, make sure it is in the background.

3) Finally, return to the points counter to receive your point card. You’ll need to show your 3 photos, including the date and time, and complete a short questionnaire. They will then give you a sticker to apply to your point sheet showing the date and time of completion.

Points Counters

In Kyotango there are 4 businesses where you can get point sheets and the point card stickers.

Where to Redeem Points

In Kyotango there are 9 businesses which accept the “trail points”.

The Courses

Course 22

Course 23

Course 24

Course 25

Course 26

Course 27

Further Details

For more details about the point scheme check out the official San’in Kaigan Website (Japanese).

Maps of the individual courses are available above in Japanese, or scan the QR code on the below Pamphlet (Inside pages).

To learn more about the San’in Kaigan Geopark please check their English Website (Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are also available)


From 1st October to 30th November
All Along the Kyotango Coastline