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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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Very informative and moving experience, highly recommend

We spent around half a day here, including travelling from central Kobe. We arrived to the Nada... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
You will have tears in your eyes!

First of all: don't make the same mistake as we did and walk to the museum. It is so hard to find... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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

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 5 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Persian2017
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...More

Thank Clarkieessential
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...More

1  Thank tsetseflyer
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...More

Thank PsychoSavager
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How do I get to the museum from Sannomiya station? We have a Kansai Wide pass for JR line
25 July 2016|
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A 15-20 minute walk (2 km or so) or 5 minutes by taxi