After coal was discovered in the area in 1888, Yubari developed into the quintessential Japanese mining town. The last mine closed in 1990, but this museum was set up to convey to the people of today the appearance of a real mine. Wander the exhibitions to immerse yourself in this region’s long and fascinating history with coal. Exhibition rooms start on the second floor of the main building, where words and pictures convey the reality of life in Yubari as it prospered from the mining industry. From there, you move to the underground exhibition rooms. Here, extensive displays of mining machines and mannequins of coal miners give you a realistic image of the work of coal mining. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn all about coal in the Japanese North!
Yubari Coal Museum
7‐1 Takamatsu, Yubari, Hokkaido