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Yellow Handkerchief square

Yellow Handkerchief

Yubari is famous for Coal-mine and the movie titled

"Shiawase-no Kireoi Hankachi (Happiness Yellow Handkerchief)".




Yellow Handkerchief square

"Shiawase-no Kireoi Hankachi" Memorial Room

Visitors write their wish on the yellow paper and pin it up everywhere in this room



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Yubari Coal-Mine Museum

Yubari Coal-Mine Museum was opened on 1980 as an industrial Museum Lots of materials have been collected, Yubari Historic Coal Mine as the model pit was built in order to teach visitors about coal and mining history.

Yubari Coal-Mine Museum

Yubari HistricCoal Mine

There is small-scale colliery under the Coal Basset (24 feet deep). This simulated colliery has upper galleries, a gate road, a coal-mining pit called long wall, and an inclined pit. And there is a heading machine called road-header, a coal cutting machine called drum -cutter, a conveyor machine called double-chain conveyor, and a boring machine used to let gas out of coal mine seam.

Most of them are comparable to those used present time.

- quote from guide of the museum -



Hours : Everyday 09:30-17:00

Admission Fees : Adults 800 yen, Child 400 yen,

Address : Takamatsu 7, Yubari, Hokkaido
Phone : 01235-2-3417




Yubari Town

Yubari Town

Yubari coalmine began in 1890, and it reached its zenith during 1930 to 1960.
At that time, Yubari town was crowded with prosperous people like Ginza in Tokyo.



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