In Japan, geoparks were initiated around 2004. Twenty areas became members of the Japan Geopark Network by September 2011. One of the activities in these geoparks is the creation of various maps, out of which several show the location of geosites and their access routes. Such maps are a form of tourist maps. Some maps explain the geology and landform of an area: they are highly important for initiating scientific activity in geoparks. Thus far, scientific maps explaining the landform and geology of an area have been created by geoscientists, but their information contained in these maps is not reflected in geopark maps. The availability of intelligible scientific maps can aid visitors to geoparks in experiencing a high-quality geotour. However, for creating such effective scientific maps, it is necessary for geoscientists to work in cooperation with geopark managers.