Shinonsen is a town in the northern area of Hyogo Prefecture that lies adjacent to Tottori Prefecture and is surrounded by mountains, hot springs, and the ocean. About 46.3% of Shinonsen is designated as a nature park, which includes a 1000meter tall mountain made up of the San'in Kaigan Geopark, Hy?nosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park, and the Tajima Sangaku Prefectural Park.