A major earthquake shook Hyogo Prefecture on January 17th, 1995, causing major damage. “The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution” is a facility for education on the events of the earthquake, using powerful imagery and sounds. The institution also displays dioramas that show the process from the initial disaster through reconstruction, showing us that even catastrophic damages can be overcome.

Address1-5-2 Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Access・About 10 minutes on foot from Hanshin Electric Railway’s “Iwaya Station” and “Kasuganomichi Station” ・12 minutes on foot from JR Nada Station’s south exit
Business Hours9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Last admission 4:30 p.m.) However, hours July through September are 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (admission open until 5:00p.m.) Hours Fridays and Saturdays are 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. year-round (admission open until 6:00 p.m.)
ClosedEvery Monday (or following weekday if Monday is a national holiday) December 31st and January 1st of the new year ※Not closed during Golden Week (April 28th through May 5th)
Regular AdmissionAdults - 600 yen University Students - 450 yen Elementary, Middle, and High School Students – Free


Discount on Admission

・Discounted admission is 450 yen for adults, 350 yen for university students.
・It may be used until March 31, 2019.
・It cannot be combined with any other discount offers.
・The contents of the KOBE WELCOME COUPON booklet apply here.


・クーポン冊子「KOBE WELCOME COUPON」の内容を流用しています