Ashoro Museum of Paleontology
In 1976, fossils were discovered at Mora Bay, Ashoro Town. Subsequent research found that the fossils belonged to a new species of desmostylus, a marine mammal similar to the hippopotamus. It was named "Ashoroa laticosta" in reference to the place of discovery. Later, other species of desmostylus were also discovered at Mora Bay. The Ashoro Museum of Paleontology prominently displays fossils of these marine mammals and other species side-by-side. Experience the wonders of ancient history at the Ashoro Museum of Paleontology. Don't miss the hands-on fossil excavation activity.
- OPENING PERIOD
- Tuesdays (the following day in case of a national holiday) /※Open Tuesdays during Golden Week and during summer school vacation.
Year-end and New Year holidays
- About 40 minutes from JR Ikeda station by car
1, Konan, Ashoro-cho Ashoro-gun, Hokkaido