• Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark
  • Itoigawa Geopark
  • San'in Kaigan Geopark
  • Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark
  • Muroto Geopark
  • Mt. Apoi Geopark
  • Minami Alps Geopark
  • Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katsuyama Geopark
  • Oki Islands Geopark
  • Aso Geopark
  • Amakusa Goshoura Geopark
  • Shirataki Geopark
  • Izu Oshima Geopark
  • Kirishima Geopark
  • Oga Peninsula-Ogata Geopark
  • Mt. Bandai Geopark
  • North Ibaraki Geopark
  • Shimonita Geopark
  • Chichibu Geopark
  • Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark
  • Happou Shirakami Geopark
  • Yuzawa Geopark
  • Choshi Geopark
  • Hakone Geopark
  • Izu Peninsula Geopark
  • Sanriku Geopark
  • Oita Bungo-Ohno Geopark
  • Sikoku-Seiyo Geopark
  • Sado Geopark
  • Sanriku Geopark
  • Sakurajima Kinkowan Geopark
  • Oita Himeshima Geopark
  • Tokachi Shikaoi Geopark
  • Tateyama Kurobe Geopark
  • Nanki Kumano Geopark
  • Amakusa Geopark
  • Naeba-Sanroku Geopark

NEW Capacity development to stimulate networking activities between geoparks in the Asia-Pacific region (2016)

Global Geoparks

Japanese Geoparks

  • Minami-Alps(MTL AREA)
  • Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katsuyama
  • Shirataki
  • Izu Oshima
  • Kirishima
  • Oga Peninsula-Ogata
  • Mt. Bandai
  • North Ibaraki
  • Shimonita
  • Chichibu
  • Hakusan Tedorigawa
  • Yuzawa
  • Hakone
  • Happo Shirakami
  • Choshi
  • Izu Peninsula
  • Mikasa
  • Sanriku
  • Sado
  • Shikoku Seiyo
  • Oita Himeshima
  • Oita Bungo-Ohno
  • Sakurajima Kinkowan
  • Tokachi Shikaoi
  • Tateyama Kurobe
  • Nanki Kumano
  • Amakusa
  • Naeba-Sanroku
  • Mt.Kurikoma Area
  • Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau
  • Mishima Kikai Caldera
  • Shimokita
  • Mt.Tsukuba Area
  • Asama North
  • Mt.Chokai Tobishima Island

The Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) is a specified non-profit organization which provides support and a networking platform for Japanese Geoparks, aspiring geoparks. A Geopark is a single and unified geographical area where people conserve important geological heritage and landscapes, as well as utilize this Earth heritage for education, disaster mitigation activities and geotourism, all with the aim of sustainable development for local communities. You can enjoy diverse stories of the Earth through nature, history, life, food and culture in each geopark. Geoparks are rapidly expanding in Japan, and the role of the domestic network of Geoparks has become increasingly important.

As of September 2016, the JGN regular membership consists of 8 UNESCO Global Geoparks and 35 National Geoparks. There are 14 aspiring geoparks listed as associate members. The network also has supporting members, both individuals and private companies that want to support geoparks.