The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum, Hyogo

“The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum” is the facility aimed at disaster prevention and disaster reduction, which hand down the experience of the Great Hanshin – Awaji Earthquake to the next generation. The stylish building by the sea is a modern construction, and exhibits related to the earthquake disaster and programs are carried out. At “1.17 Theater”, the reappearance image of the occurrence of an earthquake reproduced with CG technology is shown, and the frightfulness can be felt. In addition, this facility gently lights up the building fantastically at night, and it will entertain the eyes of citizens and tourists.

The Great Hanshin – Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum is the facility where you can learn about the great earthquake through various exhibits. There are two exhibition zones of West Building and East Building, and the tour is the 4th Floor of West Building → 3rd Floor → 2nd Floor → 3rd Floor of East Building → 1st Floor and the course is decided.

In the West Building, there is the “earthquake vicarious experience floor” where you can vicarious the situation at that time, pictures of the time and relics of the victims, “the memory floor of the earthquake disaster” where you can see images such as news, “the disaster prevention and disaster reduction experience floor” which you can learn about preparation for disaster

The misery of the disaster at that time is transmitted from the photograph exhibited on the whole wall in “the section of leaving memory of the earthquake disaster’. In the materials being exhibited, it shows how many people helped to support the affected city.

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum will be lit up at night. The lighting time zone changes every month, but the lighting end time is 21:00. The lighting start time can be confirmed by “Notice” on the official website.


Name:The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum
Address:Wakinohamakaigandori 1-5-2 Kobe Chuo-ku, Hyogo 651-0073 Japan
Access:Hanshin Dentesu-sen Line “Kasuganomichi-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81) 78-262-5050
Price:600 yen (Adult)
450 yen (College Students)
Free (High School Students or Under)
Official site:

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