The Geo x Mikasa Sightseeing Cycling Tour organized by Mikasa Geopark was held on May 15, 2022.
This time, we took a bus from Mikasa Roadside Station and started at Mikasa Amusement Park on the upper reaches of the Ikusyunbetsu River.
We passed through the open-air museum while watching the Ikusyunbetsu River flow by, and listened to the guide’s interesting talk at the old Ponbetsu Coal Mine shaft and other places.
The tour lasted about 6 hours.
Katsurazawa Kamuikotan（It is a steep ravine.）
The plate is “50 million years across.” Here, the strata change for 50 million years.
This is the Nishiki Shaft turret of the former Ikyunbetsu Coal Mine.
This bridge is the Ikusyunbetsu Bridge. It is a bridge with three names.
This is the old Ponbetsu Coal Mine shaft.
The brick chimney of the former Sorachi Prison warden’s office can be seen in the rear.