Hiroshima-Unzen Volcano

Post-Forum Field Trip


A Post-Forum Field Trip (Max 30 persons) will be organized from 7 to 9 November 2021.

1st day in Hiroshima (7th Nov. 2021)

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. 2021)

From Hiroshima to Kumamoto by Shinkansen and bus, to Unzen-Shimabara by ferry

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. 2021)

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),  Visit to the landslides induced by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake to the Aso Caldera area.

Leave from Kumamoto Station/Airport to Osaka by railway, or from Kumamoto airport to Osaka/Tokyo.

1. Hiroshima (shallow landslides and debris flow in the urban area, World Cultural Heritage “Itsukushima Shrine”, and Sabo works in the heritage area, 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, Unzen landslide-and-tsunami disaster (15,153 people was killed).  The field trip will take a Ferry both way between 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

3. Aso caldera area, Kumamoto (Restoration and reconstruction from the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016. A deep-seated landslide and a long runout landslide by the Kumamoto earthquake)