Usually one of the first stops for visitors but I decided to go a bit later after going to other places. The centre also has a small museum that is free entry. The museum mainly focuses on the history of the volcano eruptions and how mother nature works. There were a collection of small souvenirs, books and if in doubt you can also ask a member of staff questions etc. I thought it was a lovely mini places to checkout the timeline of Sakurajima eruptions and it’s still surprising to me that people still live here.