Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami Museum “Iwate TSUNAMI Memorial” <Rikuzentakata City>
-Handing down the facts and lessons of the earthquake tsunami to future generations and communicating the situation of reconstruction to people both in Japan and overseas-
- Earthquake Learning
Iwate Prefecture has established the “Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami Museum which is called “Iwate TSUNAMI Memorial”. It opened on Sep.22, 2019 in the Takatamatsubara Tsunami Reconstruction Memorial Park being developed in Rikuzentakata City. The purpose of this facility is to hand down the facts and lessons of the tsunami to future generations not to repeat the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami. And to comunicate the situation of reconstruction to people both in Japan and overseas.
The theme of the exhibition is "Protect life and live with the sea and the earth" Videos, photos, and disaster-stricken materials, those are related to the history of the Sanriku tunami, the Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami, and reconstruction efforts, are exhibited. The facts and lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake are handed down to future generations so that the tragedy will not be repeated. And comunicating the situation of reconstruction to people both in Japan and overseas, and expressing gratitude to all those who have supported us.
Admission is free, so you can use it as a place to learn about earthquakes and disaster prevention, as well as to take a look at the gap time between sightseeing.
[Location] 180 Dotekage, Kesencho Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate (in the Takatamatsubara Tsunami Reconstruction Memorial Park)
◆ Facility name Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami Museum Iwate TSUNAMI Memorial
◆ Location: 180 Dotekage, Kesenncho, Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate 029-2204
in Takatamatsubara Tsunami Reconstruction Memorial Park
◆ Phone 0192-47-4455
◆ Opening hours 9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (Last entry time 16:30)
◆ Regular holiday ・ From December 29 to January 3
・ Days required for facility maintenance (approximately 4 days a year)
◆ Admission free
◆ Parking lots: 140 standard size cars, 33 large cars, 4 cars for handicapped people
◆ Access Train: From JR Ichinoseki Station, take the JR Ofunato Line to JR Kesennuma Station,
Take the JR Ofunato Line BRT from JR Kesennuma Station and get off at "Kiseki no Ippon Matsu(Miracle lone pine tree) Station"
JR Ofunato Line Timetable https://www.jreast-timetable.jp/cgi-bin/st_search.cgi?rosen=15&token=&50on=
Car: Approximately 2 hours from Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC via National Route 46/396/283/107/340
About 50 minutes from Kamaishi Expressway Kamaishi-Miyamori IC via National Route 283/107/340
About 1 hour and 15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Ichinoseki IC via prefectural road 19 and national Route 343/340
For details, click here https://iwate-tsunami-memorial.jp
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