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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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Highlight of Kobe

Can tell a lot of thought and emotions were put into the exhibit - Wasn't expecting much but was... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Mary H
via mobile
Could've been a bit more interactive

It's more like a memorial than a museum. It contains display of items from the earthquake and alot... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Vivian C
Hong Kong, China
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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 18 October 2017 via mobile

Can tell a lot of thought and emotions were put into the exhibit - Wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised with the guided tour (with English hearing aids) and even a 3D theatre - its the most engaging museum I've ever been to! We...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It's more like a memorial than a museum. It contains display of items from the earthquake and alot of reading material on display boards. We went after reading the comments on TripAdvisor and we thought it was a bit overrated. The last part of the...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum is a must-see. It is high tech, covers very important events in the life of the world...yes world, not just Japan...and looks at how 2 natural disasters impacted people of Kobe and northern Japan. The positive takeaway is that people pulled together and...More

Thank traveljean13
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Coming from the UK, a country not accustomed to natural disasters, it was shocking to discover the impact of the Kobe Earthquake. Two very moving short films start the exhibition before being led into the main exhibition area. It is clear that the Japanese were...More

Thank maxi567890
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Very moving and excellent dedication to the 6400 who lost their lives. The simulation movie with real footage was intense and devastating to see but really gives you first hand exposure to what it must have been like and what they live in fear of....More

Thank Crystle2015
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We visited the institution with a family of four, two kids under ten who know little about earthquakes or tsunami's - we had an excellent English-speaking tour guide who expertly guided us through the story and the exhibits really bringing the history to life. A...More

Thank Wendy M
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 10 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Soik M
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Response from Vivian C | Reviewed this property |
Take the Kobe local subway from sannomiya and get off at kasuganomichi station. From there is around a 10 min walk.