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BT0059 Tagajo City

Learn the lesson of an urban tsunami.

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

In the case of a tsunami hitting urban areas and flatlands, it can be different from usual in various aspects such as movement, speed and so on. Learn about the condition and characteristics of the urban tsunami through the experience of the tsunami which struck Tagajo City, Miyagi Prefecture in the Great East Japan Earthquake and how damages vary according to geographical conditions. Deepen understanding about tsunami through listening to the real experience from disaster victims as well as a workshop with them, and view traces left by the tsunami while walking around the city.
1. Suenomatsuyama: City designated cultural property. (30 minutes)
2. Yahata/Sakuragi: Around National Route 45 / Industrial road. (30 minutes)
3. Workshop

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

Comprehension of the threat of the urban tsunami, the situation of damage, and how to act when a tsunami is coming.
A part of Tagajo City of Miyagi Prefecture faces Sendai port, and the urban area is also close to the sea. However, because Sendai harbor is mostly used as a trade port, the trunk road, as well as the industrial area obstructs residents view and the sea is not visible. Therefore, awareness of the tsunami reaching was low, and many people lost their lives.

Minimum capacity

1 person

Maximum capacity

Up to 15 people. (Consultation required if the number of people will be more than 15.)

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

10,000 yen (Venue fee and document charge are not included.)

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

2 hours 30 mins.

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami

Disaster phases of the contents

Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours)


Other (Small group tours (club))

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Workshop / Lecture tour

Organization Names

community café & guided tour TAGANOKI