Cape Muroto is one of the most dramatic landscapes in Japan - it has been shaped by volcanic activity, the wind and sea to form unusual rock formations protruding into the ocean. Characterized by these strange rock formations, the cape is a recognized UNESCO Global Geopark, thanks to its unique history of these formations, and their preserved quality. Some of these formations are marine terraces, formed by wave erosion that created ‘platforms’. There are also trace fossils and turbides. Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark is a place where visitors can understand the history of the Earth as written in the stones.