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Taro Kanko Hotel (津波遺構 たろう観光ホテル)

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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 (Sanriku CoastArea)

phone 0193773305
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[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-16:00
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-15:30

Review of Taro Kanko Hotel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/27 A MUST
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...
Reviewed:2015/07/13 Reviewing the Restaurant - Outstanding
This review is only of the restaurant, though the hotel itself looked beautiful and is situated on the cliffs above Taro Bay, giving it some outstanding views. The meal was sublime: two plates of...
Reviewed:2020/01/26 東日本大震災の震災遺構
田老地区にある「旧たろう観光ホテル」は、東日本大震災の震災遺構として残されていますが、周囲は柵で囲まれていました。
ホテルのある場所は海から離れていますが、海抜がなかったため津波により大きな被害を受けた施設で、柵の外からでも大津波の恐ろしさを間近に見ることができました。

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Address
Iwate Miyako-shi Taro Nohara 80-1 [map]
Area
Sanriku CoastArea
Phone
0193773305
Hours
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-16:00
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-15:30
Closed
12/30-1/3
Fees
[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
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (Pamphlet Available)
* Participation must be with an interpreter
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.