Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Kobe

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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. 
    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
    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 »
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  • Fantastic museum/centre. Many interactions and visual activities and a great part of them are in English. First of all, I can’t highlight enough how helpful and professional the people that work there are. While buying my ticked, I informed that I didn’t speak Japanese. The staff at the ticket counter changed to English and explained me regarding the museum. When I reached the first attraction, another person gave me a paper in English regarding the movie that we were going to watch. After that another person gave me an audio aid for the next movie. Although many people of the staff didn’t speak English, they tried at their best to assist me and make my experience as pleasant as possible. Regarding the areas, they have a lot of information regarding the Kobe earthquake and also regarding natural disasters, how to prevent them and what to do after an accident. They also have another building with science information regarding natural disasters with many visual aid and games that you can play to understand better how an typhoon or earthquake works.
  • Science aspect is good, the historical and lived history is good and the modern day emergency education is good. A very good museum and exhibition.

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