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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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+81 78-262-5050
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Sun 09:30 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 09:30 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 19:00

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If you want to know more about earthquakes, you should see this museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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) almost ruin and some years after that, Kobe earthquake museum has been made. You can... More 

Thank Persian2017
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of tours of school kids - they seemed more interested in us than in the... More 

Thank Clarkieessential
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 exhibits in the center are very informative, and there were guides who spoke English who... More 

Thank tsetseflyer
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 

1 Thank Cheryl S
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 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


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