Shin’ya Nishimaru Memorial Hall

A collection of materials relating to the activities of the climber, explorer, and food ecologist, Shin’ya Nishimaru. Exhibits include a collection focused on the tribes of Papua New Guinea and rare butterfly specimens, in addition to photos and paintings related to climbing and exploring.

Website (Japanese)

AdmissionFree (During the summer months special exhibitions are held with an entrance fee)Hours10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location See Google MapClosed onTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and in winter (during December thru March)
* Visits by appointment are possible even during closed season.

Omachi Energy Museum

The museum offers a fun learning experience on various forms of energy from hydro-electric to solar power. There is also a planetarium.

Website (Japanese)

Admission400 yenHours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location See Google MapClosed onWednesdays, Thursdays, and in winter (December thru March)

Café & Gallery / Hot Spring Holiday Cottage – Belleville

Exhibitions of collections focused on painting are held roughly every 3 months. You can also enjoy our menu of foods prepared with local ingredients such as fresh handmade pasta and homemade smoked cheese.

Hours11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Closed onTuesdays and Wednesdays
Location See Google Map

■ Please call (0261-23-6876) before visiting.
■ Visits are possible on holidays and after hours with prior reservation.
■ There is also an adjoining hot spring holiday cottage for rent.

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Omachi Dam Information Center

Explanations of the role of the dam and the surrounding natural environment on easily understood panels and computer displays. Information on walking trails around Lake Ryujin (Dragon God) and the surrounding area is also available.

Omachi Dam website (Japanese)

AdmissionFreeHours8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Tours inside the dam are available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Location See Google MapClosed onOpen 7 days a week (Internal dam tours do not operate on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.)