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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-262-5050
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Interesting /must-know about seismology and tsunami :short cut

This institution provides about 1:30 hour tour by your language speaking guide ,beginning with 7... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
via mobile
Very informative and moving experience, highly recommend

We spent around half a day here, including travelling from central Kobe. We arrived to the Nada... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
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1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-262-5050

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This institution provides about 1:30 hour tour by your language speaking guide ,beginning with 7 minutes simulation of great devastating earthquake on 1995 at Kobe citythen further to see repliction of piles of rubble during that time.it's enjoyable and informative about how to survive such...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We spent around half a day here, including travelling from central Kobe. We arrived to the Nada station (included in your JR pass, if you have one) then it's a 5 minutes walk down the hill from there. Starts with a theatre presentation of the...More

1  Thank wanderbuffs
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First of all: don't make the same mistake as we did and walk to the museum. It is so hard to find because of all the harbour roads and takes from the main-station (Sannomiya-station) about 40 min.! Just grab a cab, it only costs about...More

1  Thank loveskyoto
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A very interesting visit, great interactive set up with two very insightful films to start off with.

Thank Soik M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

They have done a very good job in setting this up. The glass sided building looks like it is floating on a reflective pool of water-quite beautiful. Inside you go through various floors watching films, "experiencing" the earthquake through special effects, reading survivor stories, plus...More

Thank lady5000
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Last minute decision to visit here after a Kobe beef meal. So glad we did. A mixture of films and physical displays tell the story of a local earthquake and the "tour" ends with a 3D film about the Tsunami a few years ago. The...More

1  Thank heppy88
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you have at least two days in Kobe, you should make time for this museum. It's a beautiful building and the exhibits are laid out very well. There is a wealth of information in English along with visuals and interactive displays. The initial video...More

Thank wdcwrldtrvlr
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Japan is a country with a lot of experience about earthquake and Kobe is the most experienced city in Japan about earthquake. In 1995 an earthquake with 6.9 measure, had happened in Kobe and around 5000 people got killed. The center of the city (Sannomiya)...More

1  Thank Persian2017
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a little tricky to find by public transport (and without wifi). But it is worth it. The films and displays are harrowing and really bring home the experience of the earthquake. You even experience a milder earthquake during the first video! Lots...More

Thank Clarkieessential
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Others come to Kobe for the beef, I went to Kobe for the 1995 Earthquake museum. I wanted to honor the memory of those who passed away and suffered, and pay my respect, and move forward by getting informed on how to be prepared. The...More

1  Thank tsetseflyer
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25 July 2016|
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A 15-20 minute walk (2 km or so) or 5 minutes by taxi