Coal Mine Museum

Located atop a serene low hill, this museum appears tiny at first glance.
However, stepping inside, you are greeted by amazing displays including Japan’s largest (about 6 tons) piece of lump coal, and a faithfully re-created working environment, complete with model mine tunnel and extraction machinery – truly impressive sights of a mining town.
This lesser-known spot is essential for a complete understanding of Kushiro’s history.

Exhibition hall introducing the history of the former Pacific coal mine and the state of coal mining.
A facility where you can see the state of a large scale marine coal mine such as a simulated tunnel, a mine locomotive car, a tunnel excavator and so on.

Address3 Chome-1-16 Sakuragaoka, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaidō
Business hours10:00-16:00
Other information
Get the Kushiro bus Shirakaba line 18 and get off at “Sakura gaoka 2-chōme” get off
About 15 minutes from JR Kushiro station by car
About 36 minutes from Kushiro Airport by car

Map of surrounding areas