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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
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Phone Number: +81 78-262-5050
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Honor the memory of those who passed away and suffered by going there

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 exhibits in the center are very informative, and there were guides who spoke English who... More 

Thank tsetseflyer
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Earthquakes are an ever-present threat in Japan, some relatively benign, some deadly, as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake showed. But 16 years earlier, Kobe took a severe beating, and this place documents the damage and death done. But as the name suggests, there is also a focus on prevention, and there are several exhibits showing building modifications to prevent collapse, suggestions... More 

Thank PsychoSavager
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Very worth it. This place shows all of aftermath of the earthquake. After you go in, they take you upstairs to watch a short film then afterwards, when you leave that area, you will enter another place where they would replicate a part of the earthquake. It looked so real and I was so amazed and touched by it because... More 

Thank Christine L
Ampang, Malaysia
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70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The place is very comprehensive in its information on the earthquake, its impact to the people, families and the town itself. As you go through building, it is reinforced time and again how people came together in their times of difficulty after the earthquake to overcome the loss of family members, homes and livelihood. All the exhibits are in Japanese... More 

1 Thank Iza_T123
Sydney, Australia
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188 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a Kobe 'must see'. It's as near as you'll get to riding out the Kobe earthquake with thoughtful and efficient presentations of the event and the aftermath. You need to see this to appreciate just how much has been done to get the city back to where it is today. Helpful 'English speaking' guides will steer you through... More 

1 Thank Tedstravelblogs
Manado, Indonesia
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173 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

1 Thank BillyGabriel
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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