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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

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Address: 1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-262-5050
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Kobe is a much slower city than Kyoto or Osaka, and after going through this "earthquake museum", I can understand why. Even after 20 years since the earthquake, they are still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015

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Manado, Indonesia
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

coming from one of the most prone areas to earthquake, I could not be more than thankful to visit this place. this place is so cool as it has many facilities to describe earthquake from A to Z in very effective and interesting way. there are many equipments that can simulate different magnitude of earthquake. the most interesting part for... More 

Thank BillyGabriel
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely building and you are directed through the museum via a certain route. There are two or three movies that you can watch in the building: one about the earthquake and another about the 2011 tsunami. Foreign visitors are given audio translators for the movies. There is a floor with a very comprehensive collection of information about the... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The thing about the earthquake is sooooooooooo sad...........the style of the musuem is nice and cool if you are living in a safe place like HK and SG . You will learn a lot

Thank 448ad
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

A very humbling experience about the Great Hanshin Earthquake (happened in 1995). Very informative and lots of things to learn, especially about Earthquakes (from building structures to town planning) Also, there was a documentary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami incident... In short, a very good reminder of the powerful natural disasters

Thank akikxmsm
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I'm really looking forward to visit this museum before my trip. Being in Singapore where you are always sheltered from natural disaster, this museum educated me about the destruction of earthquake and tsunami and its adverse effects on lives. It truly enlightened me about the importance of preparedness for the uncertainty and at the same time the vulnerability of lives... More 

Thank Bigfoot27
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The architecture of the museum is amazing but the inside is just meh to me. The museum has timed entry and you will be lead to the highest floor (which you will watch 2 clip about the account from a girl and her experience). I got the most out of the 2 video clips rather than the exhibits. We managed... More 

Thank Michy_27
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106 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a place for professionals, specialists, and ordinary people interested in disaster preparedness. Founded in the aftermath of the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, this institution conducts training and research on earthquakes and other natural disasters. Its exhibitions are open to the public, and one can see scientific demonstrations of the effects of liquefying land and the toppling of buildings. Free... More 

Thank Liars N F
Guangzhou, China
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564 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This attraction is also known as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial. It showcases the experiences and lessons of the said disaster occurred on 17 Jan 1995. It provides information and resources for building a disaster-resistent society through exhibits, films and stories told by disaster survivors. The institution has 2 buildings, East and West. The tour will commence from Level 4... More 

2 Thank ryanteo
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Kobe is a much slower city than Kyoto or Osaka, and after going through this "earthquake museum", I can understand why. Even after 20 years since the earthquake, they are still rebuilding. The entrance fee to this museum is 600 Yen. There is a guided tour where we are not allowed to take photos in certain sections of it. They... More 

Thank GKhoo
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Deep impression for all of us when visited this museum. Through the theater,we could feel how powerful of natural disaster to destroy a city just within few seconds! And,we impressed for how Kobe city could rebuild by the strength of Kobe peoples. With touching and respect to all the earthquake victims. I highly recommend all the visitors should come and... More 

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