BT0018 Tagajo City

City Walking Tour to Study the Tagajo and Jogan Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

Tagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture has records of two major earthquakes and two massive tsunamis: the Jogan Earthquake and tsunami in 869, and the Great East Japan Earthquake.
While walking around sites related to the two major earthquakes and tsunamis, participants will learn about the history of disasters, and the lessons from them and their reconstruction efforts.
Tour Program:
(1) Sanno / Jonan areas (30 minutes)
(2) Historical Ruins of Tagajo Castle (45 minutes)
(3) Sue-no-Matsuyama, a city-designated cultural property (30 minutes)

What we want to tell through the experiences of BOSAI Tourism Contents

With 1,300 years of history dating back to the Nara and Heian periods, Tagajo City is the only place in Japan where records of both the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as the Jogan Earthquake and tsunami (in 869) exist. The Jogan Earthquake is considered to be the basis behind the theory, “a major earthquake occurs once every 1,000 years”. This program discusses the history of past disasters and their reconstruction efforts, while walking around locations related to the Jogan Earthquake and tsunami.

Minimum capacity

1 person

Maximum capacity

Up to 6 people (Consultation required for more than 6 people)

Fee (Per person or per activity) for BOSAI Tourism Contents

10,000 yen (up to 6 people)

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

2.5 hours

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami / Other (fire, flood etc.)

Disaster phases of the contents

Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours) / Reconstruction



How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Lecture tour

Organization Names

community café & guided tour TAGANOKI