About us

Our Vision and Mission


An Oki Islands where the local residents comprehend the value of the geological, biological, and cultural diversity, and pass it on to others, and the region is economically plentiful.


Local people work together as one through education, conservation, and tourism, striving toward developing a sustainable region, and consequently contributing to the sustainable development of Earth as a whole.

The Oki Islands DMO...

...endeavors through projects in environment, education, and the tourism sector in order to realize a better society, economy, and environment.

Structure of the Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau

General Assembly

Administration, Municipal Councils, Leaders of Private Organizations, etc.

Board of Directors

Mayor and Superintendent of Education from Each Municipality



Shimane Prefectural Government Oki Branch Office Director, Oki Education Office Director

Project Decisions

Geopark Management Office

Director, Planning Staff, Researchers, Foreign Language Specialists

※Advisors: Shimane University, Researchers, Chugoku Geotechnical Consultants Association

Project Planning

Tourism Working Group,Education and Environment Working Group

Local Community

Member Organizations

We currently have 52 member organizations, including related departments in Shimane Prefectural Government, Ama Town, Nishinoshima Town, Chibu Village, and Okinoshima Town.

Economic Sector Okinoshima Town Commerce and Industry Association / Nishinoshima Town Commerce and Industry Association / Oki-kuni Region Commerce and Industry Association / JA Shimane Prefecture Oki Region Agricultural Cooperative / JA Shimane Prefecture Oki Dōzen Region Agricultural Cooperative / Shimane Prefecture Oki Region Construction Association (GIA) / Oki Dōgo Forestry Cooperative / Oki Dōzen Forestry Cooperative / JF Shimane Fisheries Cooperative Association Saigo Branch / Ama Town Fisheries Cooperative Association
Tourism Sector Okinoshima Tourism Association (GIA) / Nishinoshima Tourism Association (GIA) / Ama Town Tourism Association (GIA) / Chiburijima Tourism Association / Ichibata Travel Service Oki Sales Branch, Ltd. / San'in Tourism Development, Ltd. / NPO Oki Shizenmura / Oki Geopark Tour Desk (GIA) / Okinoshima Town Hotel and Ryokan Association
Other Organizations Oki Shuzo Sake Brewery, Ltd. / Oki Youth Association / Chugoku Electric Power Transmission & Distribution, Oki Network Center / Maekawa Shokai, Ltd. / Okabe, Ltd. Marine Division / will sanin Oki Office, Ltd. / Midori-no-konbinato Promotion Committee

Partnership Agreement

Agreement Overview

  1. Developing the tourism in the Oki Islands to a global level, and matters related to improving the brand power of the geopark
  2. Matters related to regional revitalization and promotion of tourism by attracting tourists from Japan and overseas
  3. Matters related to promoting the development of the region as an advanced and sustainable tourism destination
  4. Deployment and development of human resources through public-private exchanges with people necessary to achieve the above goals

Specific Projects Implemented Through the Partnership

Organization Overview

Name Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau, General Incorporated Association
Established 1 April 2022
Business Details
  1. Coordination of organizations involved in the promotion of the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark
  2. Public awareness, education and conservation related to the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark
  3. Promotion of industry through tourism based on the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark
  4. Matters related to cooperation with related projects conducted by other organizations
  5. Other projects necessary to achieve the mission of the organization
Address 61 Menukinoyon, Nakamachi, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken 685-0013, JAPAN
TEL +81-8512-2-1577, +81-8512-3-1321 (General Affairs)
FAX +81-8512-2-1406, +81-8512-3-1322 (General Affairs)
Email info@oki-geopark.jp
Other Offices Geopark Entô Office
1375-1 Fukui, Ama-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane-ken 684-0404, JAPAN

Our History

June 2009 Private Organization Established: Oki Islands Geopark Promotion Committee
September 2013 Designation as a Global Geopark
2018–2019 Process of Gaining Legal Entity Begins
April 2020 Transition to a General Incorporated Association
November 2021 Registration as a Destination Management Organization (DMO)
April 2022 Merger with Oki Islands Tourism Association
Renamed to Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau

Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau Basic Plan