• Mt. Apoi Peridotite Plaza

Mt. Apoi Peridotite Plaza

The Peridotite Plaza, an outdoor museum of large polished stones including peridotite and other rock specimens from the Hidaka Mountains, is displayed in front of Samani Town Hall.
The stones are packed with scientific information and have been cut and polished into different shapes.
Pamphlets are available in the east part of the plaza. On a clear day, the plaza offers an amazing view of Mt. Apoi.

Rock Specimens



Also, look for the garnet stones, a light red-colored mineral produced deep with the earth. The garnets are about 1 cm in size.