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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Kobe

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Witness the fallout of a natural disaster at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, a facility established to relate experiences and lessons learned from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, so that future generations might be better prepared for such an event. Through informative and pictoral exhibits, as well as film and sculptured replicas of streets, shown in their post-quake state, you'll learn about the science behind these disasters. Get a sense of the profound effect earthquakes have on communities, and what measures are being taken to reduce the level of loss in the future. You can take a tour with an English-speaking guide, though most exhibits include English translations. Using our online itinerary creator, Kobe attractions like Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • I spent 3 hours because I'm in rush, but if I visit slowly maybe it takes more than 4 hours, and if I'm fluent in Japanese, maybe I'll learn more abd take more time. However, the English explanation is great, and the staffs are very helpful. The ticket is ¥450 for college student and for me it's very worthy!
  • real eye opener on the 1995 Kobe earthquake. very well done, most of the exhibits have english translations. expect to spend about 1.5 to 2hrs here, take your time to read the experiences of the survivors. once done, head across the road to the shopping mall and grab a bite and do a bit of shopping.

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