Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Kobe

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Witness the fallout of a natural disaster at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, a facility established to relate experiences and lessons learned from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, so that future generations might be better prepared for such an event. Through informative and pictoral exhibits, as well as film and sculptured replicas of streets, shown in their post-quake state, you'll learn about the science behind these disasters. Get a sense of the profound effect earthquakes have on communities, and what measures are being taken to reduce the level of loss in the future. You can take a tour with an English-speaking guide, though most exhibits include English translations. Using our online itinerary creator, Kobe attractions like Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a museum dedicated to the infamous Kobe earthquake. We have visited twice and learned something new each time. I highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • Having never experienced an earthquake before, this museum was an eye-opener for myself. Earthquake is kinda a part and parcel of life in Japan as this region lies on many of the tectonic lines. The.....  more »
  • I came to Kobe for the first time and we visited the "Earthquake Museum". I was really touched by the suffering of the Kobe people when the quake happened. One of your museum staff explains the exhibits to us in person. Very friendly of him. Thank you again for that. どうもありがとう
  • Good place to learn about the horrors and effects of the Kobe Earthquake and how it affected the people. Many videos and exhibits show the devastating effects of the natural disaster, and also tell you what the Japanese did to recover. There are also many volunteers at the site, some elderly, who are extremely friendly and answer whatever question you have for them.

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