It takes 2 hrs from Kumamoto,_Kagoshima and Miyazaki,_1hr and 20 min from Hitoyoshi. (Parking lots are available in the Eco-park Minamata)
* There is a dedicated parking space for visitors with physical disabilities and other difficulties, located near the Minamata Disease Municipal Museum adjacent to the Archives.
By Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train
To reach Shin-Minamata, it takes about 60 min from Hakata, about 25 min from Kumamoto, and about 30 min from Kagoshima-Chuo.
* Approximately 15 minutes by car from Shin-Minamata Station
By Orange Railway
To reach Minamata, it takes about 60 min from Yatsushiro and about 100 min from Sendai.
* Approximately 5 minutes by car from Minamata Station
Access by bus
The nearest bus stop is "Minamatabyo Shiryokan Shita" on Line "No. 3: Minamata Sanko - Michi-no-Eki Tanoura," operated by Sanko Bus.
There are stops at Shin-Minamata Station and at Minamata Station to take this line.
Get on a bus bound for "Minamata Sanko Yuki" and get off at a stop called "Minamatabyo Shiryokan Shita."