BT0044 Kesennuma City

A Storytellers Guided Tour about the Great East Japan Earthquake

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

A storyteller will explain the situation at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as the current state of reconstruction while riding along the evacuation route taken during the time of the disaster. They will also talk about the need for disaster preparedness learned from the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the history of industry and disasters of the Sanriku region (Miyagi Prefecture).
Target participants for the program include individual university officials, foreign officials, volunteers who came to Kesennuma, and junior and high school students. We will explain the importance of making a community strong against disaster.

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

We aim to let participants know the current situation in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture. We wish to encourage self-help and mutual assistance, and provide a chance to consider disaster preparedness in order to avoid a similar tragedy ever happening again. This is the main purpose of telling participants the situation at the time of disaster, the state of reconstruction, and the necessity of disaster preparedness.

Minimum capacity

1 person

Maximum capacity

100 people in two large buses (but only when the microphones of the two buses are linked)

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

1 group: 5,000 yen (excl. tax)
Contact us if your group is small.

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

Minimum of 1 hour. Can be adjusted according to the schedule and number of participants.

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami

Disaster phases of the contents

Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours) / Reconstruction


All (Including Volunteers)

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Lecture tour

Organization Names

Volunteer Station in Kesennuma