Ojiya Earthquake Museum Sonaekanおぢや震災ミュージアムそなえ館
This hands-on museum is located on the second floor of the Ojiya Municipal Learning Center. It was built to teach people the lessons learned from the October 23, 2004 Chuetsu Earthquake (magnitude 6.6) that occurred directly below Niigata Prefecture. The museum offers two courses, the tour course (free of charge) and the hands-on disaster prevention learning program (fee required). In either course, guests can learn about and experience subjects such as what the disaster was like, what was like for refugees after the disaster, and the history of how the region's recovery. Guests who choose the hands-on disaster prevention learning program can also hear about people's experiences during the disaster from the museum's storytellers.
Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Uenoyama 4-4-2 Ojiya citizen learning center 'Raku-Gun' 2F (Nagaoka / Teradomari / KashiwazakiArea)
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- Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Uenoyama 4-4-2 Ojiya citizen learning center 'Raku-Gun' 2F [ map ]
- Water, New Year's Holiday
- Admission free
- Parking Lot
- Yes (120 spaces)
- Credit Card
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.