Taro Kanko Hotel

Other Historic Site/Building
Located about a 20-minute walk from the Sanriku Railway Rias Line’s Taro Station, the facility was damaged by the tsunami that is said to have exceeded 17 meters in height due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The building, which was flooded up to the fourth floor, leaving only pillars up to the second floor but not collapsing, is preserved as a tsunami archaeological site to pass on to future generations so memories of the massive damage of not forgotten. You can participate in a guided tour to learn about disaster prevention that is held by the Miyako Tourism Cultural Exchange Association that allows visitors to visit the building and watch tsunami videos taken at the hotel on the day of the earthquake.

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Iwate Miyako-shi Taro Nohara 80-1
[Guide fee Friday] Regular course (30-60 minutes) 4,000yen, Experience course (90-120 minutes) 10,000yen
* One guide is included from 1 person to 1 bus
Parking Lot
Available (Cars11spaces, Large-sized vehicles5spaces, 2spaces for people with disabilities)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
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English Menu
Available (Pamphlet Available)
* Participation must be with an interpreter
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Lovely people
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.01.27
    The people there were so kind, I had a wonderful experience. I was so delighted to go, it was on my travel list for weeks.Enjoy your time there!
  • Reality of disaster
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.11.17
    This former hotel, which was inundated up to the 4th floor during the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami, has been left standing as a testament to the destructive power of the tsunami. The lower levels, that...
  • A MUST
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.05.27
    To understand the destruction of the tsunami you need to visit the hotel they have left for that very reason. The smaller buildings were cleared and new ones built. Also watch for buildings with a...

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