General Information

▪Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
▪Closed: Every Monday (Tuesday if Sunday or Monday is a public holiday)

For Year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3)

It may be closed at other irregular times.
▪Admissions: Free
(In case of a group, reservation in advance is required.)
▪For consultation on Minamata disease, please contact in advance to National Institute for Minamata Disease
Tel: +81-(0)966-63-3111


▪By car It takes 2 hrs from Kumamoto,_Kagoshima and Miyazaki,_1hr and 20 min from Hitoyoshi. (Parking lots are available in the Eco-park Minamata)
▪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.

※It takes about 20 min from Shin-Minamata station by Sankou Bus.
▪By Orange Railway To reach Minamata, it takes about 60 min from Yatsushiro and about 100 min from Sendai.

※It takes about 10 min from Minamata station by Sankou Bus.