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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  • October 4, 2017
    It's more like a memorial than a museum. It contains display of items from the earthquake and alot of reading material on display boards. We went after reading the comments on TripAdvisor and we thoug...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Is the facility located about a 10-minute walk from Hanshin Iwaya station, and learn about the great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. Go to floor exhibited an earthquake footage shown on the theater first, then towards damage, restoration and reconstruction of road. The location again to think about prevention.
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  • September 7, 2017
    A must-see in Kobe, there are impressive films about earthquakes and tsunamis. 2 hours in the museum was sufficient for us. We have mainly talked to the volunteers which answer all questions!
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