Hiroshima-Unzen Volcano

Post-Forum Field Trip


A Post-Forum Field Trip (Max 30 persons) will be organized from 7 to 9 November 2020.

1st day in Hiroshima (7th Nov. 2020)

Start from Kyoto by Shinkansen

Urban landslide disasters triggered by local extreme rainfalls. World Cultural Heritage “Itsukushima Shrine”, and “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park” (Stay in Hiroshima)

2nd day in Unzen (8 Nov. 2020)

From Hiroshima to Unzen-Shimabara by Shinkansen and Railway

1792 Unzen-Mayuyama megaslide by an earthquake and caused big Tsunami disaster. Visit to Unzen Volcanic Area Global Geopark, Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall.

(Stay in Unzen Hot Spring)

3rd day (9 Nov. 2020)

From Unzen Hot Spring to the Shimabara port by a bus and a Ferry to Kumamoto (observation from the ferry to Unzen volcano and megaslide), Kumamoto Castle

Leave from Kumamoto Station/Airport to Osaka by railway, or from Kumamoto airport to Osaka, Tokyo or return to each country through Fukuoka airport.

1. Hiroshima (urban small-scale landslides and debris flow, World Cultural Heritage “Itsukushima Shrine”, and “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park”.

Landslide simulation (LS-RAPID) for Hiroshima disaster <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp-JIQoi87M

2. Unzen volcano and megaslide-induced tsunami (Unzen volcano, Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Geopark, Unzen landslide-and-tsunami disaster (15,153 people was killed).  The field trip will take a Ferry from Shimabara (Unzen) to Kumamoto crossing the Ariake sea.

Video of 1991 Pyroclastic flow: <https://www.gsj.jp/data/openfile/no0469/0104.mov>

Landslide simulation (LS-RAPID) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwAWjdXXNbk>

Tsunami simulation (LS-Tsunami) <https://youtu.be/QoQboDi7dQw>

Unzen Hot Spring for overnight