Ebino Eco Museum Center serves as the visitor center for Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park and Kirishima Geopark. It is located on the Ebino Plateau, on the slopes of Mt. Karakuni at an elevation of 1200 meters.

The nature, history, hiking and climbing opportunities of the Kirishima area are presented in panel displays, video and mounted specimens.

Drop by the eco-friendly hub of the Kirishima area if you would like to check up on the kinds of species you will encounter in the field before setting out to hike or explore nature, or if you are seeking more information during a day out in the car.


  • 01 LECTURE

    Upon request, bookings accepted

    If you would like a guided tour of the museum (available upon request), please contact our staff. Includes pre-departure lectures for hiking groups (booking required), briefings on trails, seasonal or current highlights, etc. For training and tours (booking required), analysis of the Kirishima environment will be provided.


    Booking required

    Nature observation walks are organized in each season.


    Upon request, bookings accepted

    The mountain-climbing and nature, flowers, deer etc. of the Kirishima region will be introduced here.

  • 04 EVENT

    Upon request, bookings accepted

    A range of other events are also held.

Enquire here about our experience programs and events. Not all requests can be accommodated. Thank you for your understanding.


Opening hours
Open daily 365 days
am 9:00 - pm 5:00
Free entry
1495-5,Suenaga,Ebino Shi,Miyazaki Ken,Japan-5
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1 x wheelchairs
Barrier-free (in museum, carpark)
Free Wi-Fi
Application for use
You must apply if you wish to secure exclusive use of the museum facility. Simply download the application form from the link below and return by fax.
Download application form


Access from airports
  • 1h 30 by car from Miyazaki Bougainvillea Airport (via expressway)
  • 1h from Kagoshima Airport (via expressway)
  • Please check fares and schedules with public transport providers.
Access by rail
  • 1h from Kagoshima Chuo Station to JR Kirishima Jingu Station
  • 1h from Miyazaki Station to JR Kirishima Jingu Station
  • 30 mins by bus from Kirishima Jingu Station to Maruo
Access from Expressway interchanges
  • From Miyazaki City: 45 mins by car from Kobayashi IC
  • From Kagoshima City: 1h 20 by car from Kagoshima IC
  • From Kumamoto City: 40 mins by car from Ebino IC
Access by the Kirishima area Tour Bus
  • 30 mins from Maruo to Ebino Plateau
    Please check the timetable on the following website.
Kirishima City website: the Kirishima area Tour Bus