Updated: April 17, 2018
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Kobe's Earthquake Memorial Museum

This museum was built in memory of the tragic earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1995. With a magnitude of 7.8, over 6,000 lives were lost, countless houses destroyed, this event changed the course of history for the people of the Kansai region. It is important for people to learn what happened and how to respond to natural disasters.

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The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum

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This museum was built in memory of the tragic earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1995. With a magnitude of 7.8, over 6,000 lives were lost, countless houses destroyed. This event changed the course of history for the people of the Kansai region.
The museum gives information about the extent of the impact of this huge earthquake, as well as letting visitors experience the earthquake through recreations.
Visitors can also learn about natural disasters and how to diminish the risk and also the potential damage.
On certain occasions, you can also listen to victims of the earthquake recall their personal experience.
The mission of the museum is to inform future generations on prevention and how to respond in times of crisis. They collected data in relation to the earthquake and also in regards to disaster management.
They also work closely with the government on how to train personnel for disaster response.

Admission Times & Fees

Opening Hours:
9:30 am-5:30 pm (entry until 4:30 pm)
July to September: 9:30 am-6pm (entry until 5 pm)
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 am- 7pm (entry until 6pm)
Close on Mondays

Ticket Price:
Adults over 70: 300 yen (200 yen)
Adults: 600 yen (450 yen)
University Students: 450 yen (350 yen)
High School Students & younger: free

Visitors with disabilities:
Adults: 300 yen (100 yen)
University Students: 200 yen (50 yen)
High School Students & younger: free


(Price for groups of 20 or more)

Location

1 Chome-5-2 Wakinohamakaigandōri, Chūō-ku, Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture

Finally...

If you want to learn more about earthquake and crisis response, visiting The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum is very important. It is especially important to teach the younger generation so that this event is not forgotten.
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Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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