Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall and Buried Houses of Mt. Unzen Eruption Preservation Park 雲仙岳災害記念館と土石流被災家屋保存公園
A memorial to lives lost in Mt. Unzen's eruptions
In recent history, Mt. Unzen has had several significant eruptions, most recently from 1990 to 1995. The Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall commemorates these disasters and pays tribute to those who died in the explosions.
How to Get There
Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall is accessible by bus from Shimabara City.
Take a bus from central Shimabara bound for Katsusa to Arena Iriguchi bus stop. The museum is about a 10-minute walk.
To get to the Mt. Unzen Eruption Preservation Park, continue on the bus route to Michi no Eki Fukae bus stop. The houses can also be reached in a 15- to 20-minute walk from the museum.
The deadliest of Mt. Unzen's volcanic eruptions occurred in 1792 during the the Edo period, with a death toll of 15,000 people
The main attraction of the Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial museum is the opportunity to relive the eruption of Mt Unzen Fugendake which began in 1990, using state-of-the-art technology such as diorama mapping and drone footage
Learn about Mt. Unzen's volcanic activity
The Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall was built to memorialize the disasters that the eruption brought to Unzen. Take a look at its hands-on displays and videos as well as the interactive eruption simulator. For non-Japanese-speaking visitors, there is a free English audio guide available, which provides in-depth explanations of the exhibits and videos.
Buried house collection
In the Buried Houses of Mt. Unzen Eruption Preservation Park, you can see small settlements that were buried by massive mudslides and volcanic ash from the 1990s eruptions. These houses are protected by a dome. The homes are protected under a dome.
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* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.
Near Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall and Buried Houses of Mt. Unzen Eruption Preservation Park