Matsukawa Geothermal Power Plant Matsukawa Geothermal Museum

Hachimantai City

Central Iwate

It was the first geothermal power plant to begin operation in Japan in 1966, and is the fourth geothermal power plant in the world. The steam rising from the huge 46m high cooling tower is astounding. The Geothermal Museum is a PR facility, with videos and panels showing how geothermal power generation works.

Matsuo Yosegi, Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture 028-7302
Business Hours
Late April to early November 9:00 to 16:00
Every Tuesday during opening hours, closed in winter
Tohoku Natural Energy Co., Ltd. General Affairs Department
Phone number 022-722-6510

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