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Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum

Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum

History and Outline

Opened in June 1998. This museum aims to spread and introduce the meaning of the Tateyama Sabo (control of soil erosion) work that has been carried out for almost 100 years in the Tateyama Caldera area, and to protect the majestic nature of Tateyama calderas (an unknown Tateyama) and the Toyama plains from the soil disasters.


Display and explanation at the indoor museum
6 field research projects in a year
Hands-on learning with truck and bus to the Tateyama Caldera area twice a week from July to October

Collection and Exhibition

Introduces the workings of Mother nature in the Tateyama Caldera, the efforts of the people and the profound wisdom of soil-erosion control not just within the inside museum, but also outdoor activities.
◆The indoor museum
●The exhibition room of Tateyama Caldera
The large geographical diorama of Tateyama Caldera, the theater of a big disaster in the Ansei era, “Let’s walk in the Joganji River!” (3-D map)
●The exhibition room of SABO
The panoramic model theater “Now, if・・・”, “A truck is talking”, a disaster simulation game and etc.
●The large-sized film theater (320 inches screen)
3-D film “Tateyama Caldera, A Drama of the Earth”
A large-sized film “Another Tateyama”
◆The outdoor zone
Regards Tateyama Caldera, the Joganji River and others as items of the outdoor display.
Tateyama Caldera, the Shomyo area, the Arimine area, the foot of Tateyama and the alluvial fan of the Joganji River

68 aza- Bunazaka, Ashikuraji, Tateyama-machi Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 930-1405 Japan
+81 76-481-1160
9:30am–5:00pm (no entry is permitted after 4:30pm)
8:30am–5:00pm (Golden Week, during the summer vacation)
9:00am-5:00pm (during three-day weekends in September and October)
Monday (open when it falls on a national holiday), the day after a national holiday (open when it falls on Saturday or Sunday), from December 28 to January 6, Thursday (only in January and February), Golden Week, open during the summer. Special opening and closing days are listed on the website.
Parking provided
1 minute walk from Toyama Chiho Railway Tateyama Station.
Approx. 40 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Tateyama I.C.