B-18 Visitor Center
The visitor center is located at the entrance to the Goshikinuma Nature Trail (Goshikinuma Tanshoro), which many people visit in all four seasons. The center is a great place to collect a variety of information that will help you to fully enjoy nature in Urabandai. The center provides information not only about the highlights in each season and the local area, but also about proper conduct in a national park.
Access: A20 minute car ride from the Inawashiro IC (exit) of the Banetsu Expressway.
Open Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (April through November) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (December through March)
Closed: Tuesdays (when a National Holiday falls on a Tuesday, then closed the falling day) and for the End of the Year and New Year Holiday (from December 29 to January 3)
Admission Fee: Free-of-charge