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Large Outcrop of TorikataGeosite 26

Large Outcrop of Torikata

Basic points

You can see the stratum from the time when Paleo Chichibu Bay, which existed about 17 million to 15 million years ago, was still a deep sea. A dynamic stratum is exposed over a width of approximately 800m, showing proof to the present that this location was submerged in the deep sea in the past. It is designated as a national natural monument.
You can observe a twisted stratum that was formed through landslides at the bottom of the sea (folds), a time difference between strata (discordance), and a stratum created over a long period of time on the sea bed through sand and mud (turbidite) that has a distinct striped pattern.
Bus: Take the Seibu Kanko Bus bound for Yoshida Genki Mura from Seibu Railway Seibu-Chichibu Station or Chichibu Railway Chichibu Station. Get off at Yoshida Shimobashi and walk for 15 minutes.
Sites nearby/Base facility
27:Sea Floor Landslide Remains of TorokuFossil Museum of Ogano28:Yobake24:Nenogami Falls25:White Sandstone Layer of Shirasuna Park


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