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Kyushu Electric Power / Geothermal power plant


Power generation


Kyushu Electric Power / Hachobaru Geothermal plant


Japan’s largest thermal power plant utilized Geothermal.

Geothermal power generation is a method of generating electricity by turning the turbine

directly with steam taken from the deep underground.


The plant is located in Kokonoe where southwestern part of Oita Prefecture, east and south are

surrounded by the Kuju Mountains. There are many Onsen or hot springs in the town, especially

Sujiyu Onsen boast the largest scale.


What to learn

Environmentally friendly thermal power generation system  utilized Geothermal.


Where to visit

Exhibition hall, Control room, Turbine room and Boiler plant


Introduce generation system

Turbine room

Boilor plant

Generation capacity : 110,000 Kw



General information

Address 601 Hachobaru Yunotubo, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture
Access One and half hours from Fukuoka-city, two and half hoours from Kitakyushu-city by vehicle
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist



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