The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake memorial museum

Program Overview

Sample Plan ■West Bldg.
1F: Guidance Rooms
Listen to survivors talk about their experiences with the Kobe Earthquake, or participate in a disaster management seminar given by researchers (approx. 30-40 min.) * Advance registration required
2F: Disaster Management & Mitigation Activities
Read up on disaster management, participate in workshops, and view exhibits
3F: Earthquake Memories
Read about the earthquake, view exhibits on the path to reconstruction, and listen to survivors talk about their experiences
4F: Relive the Earthquake
Gain firsthand experience of the enormity of the earthquake in 1/17 Theater, walk around the town in the aftermath of the quake (dioramic scale models), see a dramatization of the path to reconstruction shown in the Great Earthquake Hall (length of movie 7 min.)
■East Bldg.
1F: Heart Theater
View 3-D documentary films of the areas affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (length of movie 25 min.)
2F: Multipurpose Space
Access information on disaster management and mitigation
3F: Water & Disaster Mitigation Learning
View exhibits on massive earthquakes which may occur in the future, such as the Nankai Trough and Tokyo Inland Earthquakes.
【Admission fees】
Adult: 600 yen College/university student: 450 yen High school and under: Free
* Discounts for groups of 20 or more
* Discounts for disabled persons
* Admission is free on the 17th of each month (18th if the Center is closed on the 17th)
【Business hours】
9:30 - 17:30 (doors close at 16:30) * July to September, 9:30 - 18:00 (doors close at 17:00)
* Fri & Sat: 9:30 - 19:00 year round (doors close at 18:00)
Closed on Mondays (when Monday is a holiday, the next weekday will be closed)
Closed on December 31 and January 1 * Open throughout Golden Week (April 28 – May 5)
Notes The bus stop is for persons with reservations. Please reserve your bus stop when you register for your tour.
* Limited number of buses. Reservations made on a first-come first-served basis.


Address 1-5-2, Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
TEL・FAX +81-78-262-5050
URL http://www.dri.ne.jp/


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