Enjoy conversations with our two communication robots, Ene-sota and Myu-sota. Try asking them about natural energy and sightseeing in Naka town.
Let’s see impressive images of Kawaguchi Dam and the inside of the power plant, which cannot be seen in ordinary tours.
You can watch an introduction video of Kawaguchi Dam and its hydroelectric power plant as well as a beautiful 4K movie of the Naka River and surrounding forests shot from a drone in cooperation with Naka Town. Enjoy an overwhelming visual experience with the latest technology.
Play with miniature hydrogen cars. The cars are powered by fuel cell drives using hydrogen split from water through electrolysis at hydrogen filling stations.
Split from water and turning back into water (by recombining with oxygen), hydrogen is an ultimate form of clean energy.
There is a hydrogen station at the Tokushima Prefectural Office, as well as some hydrogen cars being driven around in Tokushima.
The hydrogen production experimental device shows how solar energy produces hydrogen right before your eyes.
You can use different experimental tools to learn how each natural energy system works. For example, create wind energy by fanning the wind mill to get the music to play.
The museum staff can provide explanations about the tools and how to use them, so please feel free to ask.
There are various experimental devices, such as a hand generator and a large solar panel, also bicycle pedals and a power generation floor which can generates electricity by our motion.
The panel exhibition explains the mechanisms of water, wind and solar energy generation systems. Check them out if you would like to learn more about power generation.
We have worksheets for elementary school students, which follow the government course guidelines. There are two types of work sheets: one for lower grade students and one for older grade students.
Available on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and school vacations.
These workshops are centered on including the participation of small children. Please check the schedule at the online event page.
*Costs vary per workshop according to the materials necessary.
A wall in the visual exhibition room is a display of a future smart town made up of pictures drawn by visitors.
You can have your own drawings digitized and pop up on the wall, adding to the creation of a huge town right in front of you.
There are various kinds of natural energy facilities installed in this smart town, such as hydroelectric, solar, wind and biomass energy plants. Each facility can be seen generating electricity to light up the highway across the town.
You can even change the weather of the town by touching the wall.
If you touch the frogs dancing Awa Odori…
In addition, the drawings that have been drawn are printed as developments, making it possible to create only one “paper craft” in the world.
You can watch a movie tour of the inside of Kawaguchi dam. We have a rotational exhibit of seasonal photos of Kawaguchi Dam and its construction.
The corridor from the entrance to the environment study room is lined with light boxes made of indigo-dyed cedar board. Enjoy the special display of Tokushima’s famous indigo.
There is a irregular exhibit at the entrance. Please contact a member of the staff for permission to have a look inside the vehicle or at the engine on display. We will announce the exhibition date separately.
There is a miniature hydroelectric facility on the way to the museum from the the parking lot. You can watch water flowing through the turbine. The amount of electricity generated by the facility is shown on the digital display board.
On display are two full-sized turbine runners used for the water power generation at dams. You can touch and imagine how powerful the water flow is.
Kawaguchi Power Plant: Kaplan turbine runner
Weight: 6t / unit
Amount of water used: up to 70㎥ / s
Hinotani Power Plant: Francis turbine runner
Weight: 4.4t / unit
Amount of water used: up to 60㎥ / s
Located across the road from the museum is a rooftop solar panel on the repair facility. Depending on weather conditions, you can check how much electricity is being generated.
In front of the museum is a savonius wind turbine and a propeller windmill. Both are hybrids with solar panels and revolve smoothly.
Turn the hand generator crank to hear the audio guidance of the museum and Kawaguchi Dam.
Biomass Rocket Stove is exhibited at the entrance. You can learn the mechanism of the rocket stove.