|| Minamata City is located at the southern tip of Kumamoto prefecture, facing the Shiranui (Yatsushiro) Sea. From the beautiful coastline at Yunoko, the Yude Nanataki waterfalls nestled in the mountain forests, the historic hot spring resort towns, and the cutting-edge facilities themed on the environment, Minamata has a plenty of sights to see. |
| In addition, it is blessed with a climate that is fairly mild, so much so that citrus farming has boomed in the area and the nearby Shiranui Sea has come to be called “the Mediterranean of Japan.” The city also boasts a variety of specialty sweets and cuisine. Whether you are looking for a place to see sights, dine on delicious food, or enjoy a relaxing time at an inn or hot spring, Minamata has it all.
Below, you will find links to pages where you can find more information about Minamata City's efforts to build an environmentally-friendly and sustainable city, and its efforts to educate the world about Minamata Disease.
Model Environmental City Manual
Minamata Disease Municipal Museum
Minamata Disease Center Soshisha
National Institute for Minamata Disease
Access to Minamata
Sister City Relations
Policy Promotion Division
Tel : +81-966-61-1606
Fax : +81-966-61-1606