B-17 Mt. Bandai Eruption Museum
This museum was built in 1988 (Showa 63) on the 100th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Bandai. The museum contains reproductions of the 1888 (Meiji 21) eruption, such as large scale models and videos, for visitors. Other exhibits include the results of volcanic research done at the time and a large number of photographs of eruptions. There are also storytelling events for kids in which the folktales of the Mt. Bandai area are told through picture-story shows. Volcanos from Japan and all over the world are introduced, and there is even a model of the first seismometer on display. Planned exhibitions are run on a seasonal basis, and nature walks and volcano walks are held several times a year.
Access: Approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bandai Inawashiro IC (exit) of the Banetsu Expressway s
Open Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (April through November) 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (December through March)
Closed: Open-year round
Admission Fee: Adults: 600 yen, Junior and Senior High School Students: 500 yen, Elementary School Students: 400 yen