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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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How is this not number 1 ?

Very moving and excellent dedication to the 6400 who lost their lives. The simulation movie with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Excellent experience, guides with meaning, lots of detail

We visited the institution with a family of four, two kids under ten who know little about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy M
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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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Soik M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

They have done a very good job in setting this up. The glass sided building looks like it is floating on a reflective pool of water-quite beautiful. Inside you go through various floors watching films, "experiencing" the earthquake through special effects, reading survivor stories, plus...More

Thank lady5000
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Last minute decision to visit here after a Kobe beef meal. So glad we did. A mixture of films and physical displays tell the story of a local earthquake and the "tour" ends with a 3D film about the Tsunami a few years ago. The...More

1  Thank heppy88
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you have at least two days in Kobe, you should make time for this museum. It's a beautiful building and the exhibits are laid out very well. There is a wealth of information in English along with visuals and interactive displays. The initial video...More

Thank wdcwrldtrvlr
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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)...More

1  Thank Persian2017
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25 July 2016|
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A 15-20 minute walk (2 km or so) or 5 minutes by taxi