Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

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.

Spot details

Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Wakinohamakaigandori 1-5-2
[Oct.--June] 9:30-17:30 [July--Sep.] 9:30-18:00 [Friday Saturday (All year)] 9:30-19:00 Until before
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays), 12/31-1/1 GW Period open everyday
[Admission fee] [Adult] 600yen [College students] 450yen [High school students and below] Free * Monthly 17 Sunday (18 Sunday the next day if closed) is Admission fee Free
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Available (1 available 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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  • Do not miss this exhibit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.09.02
    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.
  • Great museum to visit in Kobe
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.03
    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...
  • Another side of Kobe tourism
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.29
    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...

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