Genkai Energy Park

Genkai Energy Park

Genkai Energy Park Genkai Energy Park (Genkai town)
Genkai Energy Park focuses on people, nature and nuclear power, and is a place where visitors can familiarize themselves with various forms of energy. Covering an expansive area of 108,500 m2, this park features interesting facilities themed on energy such as the Genkai PR Center, Science Center and Kyushu Furusato Building. There is a tennis court and ground for playing sports, and a grassy square called "Taiyo-no-Hiroba", with a range of play equipment and a wading pond, ensuring the children will have a good time. In spring, visitors can take a walk under the rows of cherry blossom trees in full bloom, gazing out over the Genkai Sea. There is a greenhouse which effectively utilizes the waste heat from the power station, and a store called "Dokkoisho" which sells an abundance of local produce, such as seafood from Genkai Sea and food gathered in the mountains. Genkai Energy Park is a theme park where you can look at, learn about and play with energy while enjoying nature such as the sun, wind, water and four seasons.

〈Science Center〉
At the Science Center, you can have fun while learning facts about scientific energy such as nuclear power production processes, safety and radiation. This facility provides a fun way to become familiar with energy through experiences using images and games.
The Science Center is the first in Japan to exhibit a full-circumference type, nuclear reactor model, which looms from the basement to the fourth floor. This reactor is actual-size, with a height of 13 meters and inner diameter of 4.5 meters. On the overwhelming big screen built into the nuclear reactor model, computer graphics are used to introduce the operation of a nuclear reactor and the processes involved in generation nuclear power. There is also a “nuclear power game” to be played in pairs, and fun equipment such as “mysterious world” where you can distort and synthesize your face. The top floor is the Genkai Observatory Room from which you can see the Genkai nuclear power plant and the beautiful water and islands of the Genkai Sea.

〈Kyushu Furusato Building〉
Kyushu Furusato Building introduces traditional crafts and folk performing art based on the theme of “the people of Kyushu and energy”. The highly realistic performance uses sound, images and lights to create a truly magical feel. The traditional crafts corner exhibits the signatory traditional crafts of each Kyushu prefecture, such as Karatsu-yaki, Imari-yaki and Arita-yaki wares, all under the one roof. In the folk performing art corner, there are three zones of “pray”, “compete” and “gather”, which introduce the festivals and dances representative of each Kyushu prefecture. In the middle of the building, there is an interactive gallery which provides tourist and event information relating to Saga. The 2.3-meter high by 2-meter wide karakuri-style clock made from Arita-yaki is an absolute must-see.

〈Greenhouse for Appreciation〉
Based on a concept of “a greenhouse for relaxation together with the scenery”, there is a greenhouse for relaxation which presents a tropical zone, a display zone, and a rest garden as well as other spaces which offer respite throughout the four seasons. There is also a greenhouse which aims for coexistence with the community in which vegetables, flowers, strawberries and mini tomatoes are grown. Here you are sure to enjoy a peaceful moment away from it all.


● Access:
From train station: About 40-minute taxi ride from Karatsu Station on the JR Chikuhi Line
Car: About 70-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
Bus: Get on Showa Bus traveling to Chika or Nagoya at Karatsu Oteguchi Bus Center, and get off at “Genkai Energy Park” stop

● Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00

● Closed: 3rd Mondays (or the following day if a Monday falls on a public holiday) and December 29 - January 2

● Parking Lot: Accommodates 100 passenger cars, 12 motor coaches and 3 cars for the disabled

● Contact: Genkai Energy Park, Tel: +81-955-52-6409

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