Anden Beach

Extending along Anden Beach for over 500m is a cliff containing strata from 80 thousand to 500 thousand years ago. Sea and land layers alternate, with fossilized shells and sea urchins found in the sea layers, and fossilized plants as well as lignite from plant matter that didn’t fully carbonize found in the land layers. You can also see layers of volcanic ash from volcanoes such as Hokkaido’s Lake Toya, Kyushu’s Mt. Aso, and Mt. Paektu on the border between China and North Korea. Furthermore, the non-conformity of the sediment itself is an impressive sight. The strata on the western side are the oldest, with the most recent layers showing up the further east you go.