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BT0071 Minamisanriku Town

[Field trip]"To save the precious lives"; Challenge and teamwork can protect life.

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

Listen to an explanation about two people who lost their lives at the time of the disaster and the lecturers thoughts about their experience while exploring a disaster affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Also think about challenges and teamwork that is necessary to save precious lives.

Listen to the lecturers account of the events of the disaster while moving around the site of disaster area below.
1. Site of Togura Elementary School and Coast
2. Utsuno high ground
3. Isuzu shrine
4. Site of Togura Junior High School
5. Around Aramachi

*Evacuation from school on the day of the earthquake, moving to Togura junior high school the day after the disaster occurred, and moving to Tome City in Miyagi Prefecture two days later. Participants will follow these experiences by exploring the same places.

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

The loss of lives of those who had a strong connection with their community, has a large impact on the surrounding people. We must increase learning opportunities from our experiences and share the importance of having judgement skill and ability to take action to protect precious lives.

Minimum capacity

More than around 5 people. Negotiable in the case of fewer than 5 people

Maximum capacity

Around 20 to 30 people. Negotiable, in the case of more than 30

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

Travel expense to the venue (from Tagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture) and document fee (150 yen per person). Negotiable in other potential costs. Please prepare the requester's means of transportation.

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

60 to 90 minutes (from the site of Togura elementary school to Aramachi), 2 to 3 hours (the site of Togura elementary school). *There are some stories during the bus trip.

Disaster Categories

Tsunami / All disasters

Disaster phases of the contents

Disaster preparedness / Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours)


General / Elementary, junior high and high schools / Educators / Other (People concerned about disaster prevention.)

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Lecture tour

Organization Names

Atsushi Asokawa


Tagajo City Board of Education(022-368-1141)