A small Museum was built next to the school and exhibits some pictures and explanations about the eruption. It also has an observation deck with views of the volcano peak known as the Heisei Shinzan dome which was formed when the mountain exploded 20 years ago and raised the height of the existing mountain by well over 100 metres in height. The Museum although not huge is well represented with pictures and information about the conditions at the time and the consequences of the eruptions. Not much English documentation but the sights and scenes do more than enough to convey the end results.
There is a eerie silence and disturbing feeling when walking around the site. Its as though one can feel the power and destructive force of the volcano which is now dormant but at the time destroyed everything in its path. A must do and must see when in the area. I guarantee you won't be disappointed by what you will see here as positive comments galore have been garnered over the years regarding this location.
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Please click on the photos below to enlarge:
|The Volcano looms above|
|Warped from the heat|
Here is a video of the Onokoba Elementary School Nagasaki for you to check out: