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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (阪神・淡路大震災記念 人と防災未来センター)


Museum / Science Museum

Located in the HAT in Kobe, this facility looks to take the lessons learned from the Great Kobe Earthquake of 1995 and teach the importance of Emergency Management, natural disaster reduction, and natural disaster prevention to the 21st century and the world though a collection of documents, sources, and exhibits that will help train the youth in emergency management. In the Great Earthquake Hall on the fourth floor of the West Bldg. you can experience the terrible sights and sounds of an earthquake's destruction in the theater as well as visit a diorama of what the cityscape looked like immediately following the earthquake. There are records of the experiences of disaster victims and on the third floor of the East Bldg. there is the Threat of Wind and Water Disasters corner where you can learn about storm and flood damage. This is a popular destination for school events as well as those in training.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Wakinohamakaigandori 1-5-2 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0782625050

[Oct.--June] 9:30-17:30
[July--Sep.] 9:30-18:00
[Friday Saturday (All year)] 9:30-19:00
* All are closed 1 Hours Until

Review of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

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Reviewed:2020/01/03 Great museum to visit in Kobe
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...
Reviewed:2019/12/29 Another side of Kobe tourism
After ones overdose of Japanese temples and restaurants, this is a place that provides good relief, and a unique experience too. Notwithstanding the long name that reminds one of a high tech off...
Reviewed:2019/10/21 A truly moving experience not to be missed!
We did the museum as part of a day trip to Kobe from Kyoto (30 mins on the bullet train). The museum starts off with a 7 min movie about that fateful morning, it brought tears to my eyes to watch...

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Wakinohamakaigandori 1-5-2 [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
[Oct.--June] 9:30-17:30
[July--Sep.] 9:30-18:00
[Friday Saturday (All year)] 9:30-19:00
* All are closed 1 Hours Until
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays), 12/31-1/1
GW Period open everyday
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 600yen
[College student] 450yen
[High School Students and below] Free
* Monthly 17 Sunday (18 Sunday the next day if closed) is Admission fee Free
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Available in one place outside the building)
Available(FREESPOT WI-Fi)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
* There is an English pamphlet. Some exhibition explanations are available.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.