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

Reviewed 28 February 2018
michael755
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Los Angeles, California
Educational and very interesting

English was limited with the staff but we were provided with English aids for the film. A guide... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Larry-Lynn
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Santa Rosa, California
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1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

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

Thank michael755
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Reviewed 24 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
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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 20 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
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Reviewed 19 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
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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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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
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Reviewed 17 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

1  Thank maxi567890
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Reviewed 6 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
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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

1  Thank Wendy M
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Take the Kobe local subway from sannomiya and get off at kasuganomichi station. From there is around a 10 min walk.
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