Facilities within the area are a great way to learn more about Kirishima Geopark.
Ebino Eco Museum Center (Ministry of the Environment)
The Ebino Eco Museum Center is a facility operated by the Ministry of the Environment atop the Ebino Plateau. The museum serves as both a visitor center for Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park and a central facility of Kirishima Geopark.
In addition to information on hiking routes and the latest information on volcanic activity, the facility also houses visuals, displays, and samples that describe the origins and vegetation of the Kirishima Mountains in an easy-to-understand manner.
Uenohara Jomon no Mori Museum
The Uenohara Jomon no Mori Museum is a facility that stores and displays the multiple remains of the Uenohara Site from the early Jomon period to the medieval period. The museum includes recreations of settlements from the Jomon period, an exhibit hall that features site descriptions using unearthed artefacts and georamas, a strata observation hall housing cross-sections of strata from Uenohara, an experiential hall where visitors can get a feel for what life was like in the Jomon period, and more.
It is a place where both children and adults can have fun learning about how people and volcanoes coexisted in the area.