• About Visiting

    Minamata Disease Museum is next to Soshisha



    ■Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00
    ■Closed: Saturday, 12/28 - 1/4
    ■Admission fees (not including tax) 

    • Adult   500 yen
    • Student (high school) 400 yen
    • Student (junior high, elementary school) 300 yen

    Group discount is available for more than 20 people.

    Contact us if you need English guide tour.



    Minamata is a city located nearby a border between Kumamoto prefecture and Kagoshima prefecture.

    By Airplanes

    Kagoshima Airport is the nearest airport

    Not Aso Kumamoto Airport)

    ■ Bus from Kagoshima Airport

    There is bus from the airport toward Minamata Station.

    It costs 1700 yen. See time table (Japanese).

    ■ By car

    See map

    On foot, from Minamta station

    By Trains


    From Shin-Minamata Station of Shinkansen Express

    • 20 min by taxi.

    From Minamata Station of Hisatsu Orange Train

    • 1 hour on foot. See map
    • Taxi costs about 1000 - 1300 yen
    • Bus 「みなくるバス」(Bus color: orange)get off at "陣原団地前 (Jinbara-danchi-mae)"


      Want to stay in Minamata?

      Soshisha Accommodation

      • 2,400 yen per night.
      • More than 3 nights, 1,800 yen/night.
      • More than 10 mights, 900 yen/night.
      • *Meals are not included.


      •  Book a Museum Tour

        We would love to explain our collections for you! It's free.