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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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17th Jan 1995: the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

This attraction is also known as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial. It showcases the... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2015
Guangzhou, China
Interesting place to visit...

Kobe is a much slower city than Kyoto or Osaka, and after going through this "earthquake museum", I... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2015
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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 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....More

2  Thank ryanteo
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...More

Thank GKhoo
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...More

Thank jeana366
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

When we heard about this museum, we didn't have a lot of hope for it being interesting. Boy were we wrong. This is one of the highlights of our month long stay in Kobe. (Other than our new grandson). The museum makes you feel like...More

Thank Breckpeter
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Not knowing what to expect, the whole experience was educational, emotional and thoroughly worthwhile. My nine year old granddaughter puts this in the top of the things we showed her in Japan. Well presented attraction

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We went there as a family because I remember this event on the news from 1995. It moved me then as it moved me now. There were very helpful staff who spoke english to show us through the earthquake event. These people are survivors of...More

Thank WillBill05
Reviewed May 29, 2015

This outstanding museum (and memorial)presents information about this and other disasters. This is the most English language friendly Japanese I have attended in the 20+ visits to Japan. The movies may be frightening for kids. We were greeted on each floor by an English speaking...More

Thank geowmeyer
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Although access is not great from the city centre, the museum is set in a gorgeous modern building displaying the time and date for the Great Hanshin earthquake. The museum holds an array of installations over four floors that go over the 1995 earthquake and...More

Thank Celia .
Reviewed April 14, 2015

Though sobering, this was one of the best things I did during my trip to Japan. I left with an understanding of, and sympathy for those who live in areas where earthquakes are prevalent, and furthermore learnt a lot about the effects of a disaster...More

Thank Kristina501
Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very difficult to get there, long walk from the train station. Videos on the Kobe earthquake, how the people cope and expresses themselves. How the city rebuilds itself. Information but largely in Japaneses. Little translation. Tips to be prepared in the future.

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How do I get to the museum from Sannomiya station? We have a Kansai Wide pass for JR line
July 25, 2016|
Response from Tedstravelblogs | Reviewed this property |
A 15-20 minute walk (2 km or so) or 5 minutes by taxi