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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

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Feel the fear

An amazing place with so much information about the Kobe 1995 earthquake and the associated tsunami... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Enlightening and moving

I came because my work required some research on earthquake effects on construction, and left with... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place with so much information about the Kobe 1995 earthquake and the associated tsunami Majority of exhibition has English explanations

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I came because my work required some research on earthquake effects on construction, and left with so much more. This museum was beautifully laid out with interactive learning and explanations as I’ve found all the Natural History Museums to be. But there was an emotional...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a first class information and resource centre for earthquake, tsunami and other natural disasters. A must go in Kobe!

Thank Bern270000
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Kobe's earthquake memorial is a great tribute to man's endeavor to make sense of natural disasters. Housed in a impressive building, glass paneled from all sides which seems to merge with the sky, the center covers all aspects of earthquake and tsunami through its exhibits,...More

1  Thank ChinmayHota
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Really excelllent museum detailing the events of the Kobe earthquake, informative films and dispays.

Thank michael755
Reviewed 23 January 2018

English was limited with the staff but we were provided with English aids for the film. A guide that spoke English spent a few minutes showing us a few of the exhibits and explain what happens during a big quake. There were bigger tour groups...More

1  Thank Larry-Lynn
Reviewed 26 December 2017

At first wasn't expecting much but soon was surprised with the detail records and data about how Kobe was impacted during the Kobe Earthquake, feel the fragility of human life in front of disaster, and learn what can be done to mitigate the damage brought...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

It was very educational. You definitely get a lot of information about the great earthquake and how Kobe was impacted. There was so much to read and hear that it truly takes at least a couple of hours to try to see as much as...More

Thank Mónica M
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
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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.