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Visitor Center Chojabaru Visitor Center

Chojabaru Visitor Center
A place where you can see the mountain winds.

The Chojabaru Visitor Center has displays and materials introducing the nature and culture of the Aso-Kuju National Park Kuju region. Visitors can view an 18-minute High-Vision theater video on the four seasons of Kuju, and giant satellite photographs of the Aso-Kuju region. Additional exhibits, hand-made by Center employees, show how the scenery changes through the seasons. The Center is affiliated with the Tadewara Marsh, which has been designated as a Ramsar Convention Wetland of International Importance. The Center is a place to learn about the history of Tadewara, the practice of grassland burning, and the life forms that appear in each season. Exhibits are accompanied by commentary in English, Chinese, and Korean.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 – 16:00 (Closes at 17:00 from May to October)
Closed:December 29 – January 3
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Tano 255-33, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture
Tel:0973-79-2154
Website:http://kyushu.env.go.jp/nature/tyojyabaru/
A giant satellite image of the Aso-Kuju National Park
A giant satellite image of the Aso-Kuju National Park
A video exhibit that clearly explains grassland burning
A video exhibit that clearly explains grassland burning
Message from the Facility
DirectorEidai Tanemura
The Chojabaru Visitor Center is located at the Kokonoe trailhead, a primary trail entrance to the Kuju Mountain Range (particularly in the Bogatsuru direction). It stands next to the Tadewara Marsh, a Ramsar Convention Wetland of International Importance. Here, you can obtain up-to-date climbing information on the Kuju Mountain Range, as well as information on the flowers and other life forms to be seen in and around the Tadewara Marsh. Wheelchairs and baby strollers are available free of charge. Feel free to approach the staff with any questions you have.

Director
Eidai Tanemura