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The Kansai Region Sights

Hanshin Awaji Daishinsai Kinen (Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial)

  • 1–5–2 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori Map It
  • Chūō-ku
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

In 1995, the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake killed 6,433 people, leveled vast areas of the city, and destroyed much of the harbor. Using documentary footage and audio, an introductory film shows the frightening destruction of this modern city. A re-created postquake display and high-tech exhibits convey the sorrows and memories of the event. This excellent museum has English pamphlets and electronic guides, and English-speaking volunteers are on hand. It's a 10-minute walk from the South Exit of JR Nada Station, one stop east of JR San-no-miya Station.

Sight Information


1–5–2 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Kōbe, Hyōgo-ken, 651-0073, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥500 for special exhibits
  • Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 9:30–5:30, Fri. and Sat. 9:30–7

Updated 09/20/2013


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