Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park

Ebino Eco-museum Center

Your gateway to the Ebino Highland

The Ebino Eco-museum Center is located in the center of Ebino Highland, at an elevation of 1,200 meters. Several hiking courses to volcanic peaks and crater lakes start from the center, including trails to Mount Ebino and Mount Koshiki.

Inside the ecomuseum, learn about the geography of the Kirishima mountain range and its volcanic history. Discover what makes this area so special through video screenings, three-dimensional topographic relief maps and other media. Enjoy a great view of Mount Io, an active volcano that can be seen from the center. You can get information about trail conditions and volcanic alert levels at the center before setting out on a hike.

Get information on seasonal events and about the plants and animals you might see out in the field while at the center. The Ebino Highland is home to a variety of plants, such as the nokaidou (Malus spontanea Makino), a shrub that belongs to the rose family. These shrubs grow in abundance along the mountain stream near Mount Ebino's trailhead in spring, alongside azaleas which bloom in bright pink. Magnolias bloom in the highlands in summer, and you will see breathtaking vistas of red and gold leaves during autumn around the ecomuseum. In winter, experience the frozen landscape of trees covered in hoarfrost.

visitor center  
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Open daily throughout the year
Cost Free of charge
Foreign Languages None
Wi-Fi Available
Address Suenaga 1495-5, Ebino City, Miyazaki Prefecture
Phone (+81) 0984-33-3002

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