BT0107 Yamamoto Town

Visit of the Yamamoto Town Bosai Base - Yamashita Community Exchange Center

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

This facility reflects the experiences and the opinions of victims, as about 40 percent of this town was inundated by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake. 637 citizens lost their lives and the facility was built as a "Bosai Center to protect citizen's safety and wellbeing."

- Bosai Information Corner Visits: In addition to movies, pictures and other material related to the direct aftermath of the disaster, the path of recovery and the process of creating this new town are exhibited. Feel free to have a look!
- Bosai Base Facility Visits: A tour through the facility that serves as a Bosai Base for citizens.
※Depending on the situation it might not be possible to visit this facility. Please inquire before coming by.

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

We want to introduce the Bosai Center which will protect citizen's safety and wellbeing and the necessary protection measures regarding future disasters by showing several emergency goods and showcasing the welfare evacuation space, and exhibitions in this facility built based on the painful experiences of Yamamoto citizens.

Minimum capacity

Facility tour: One person

Maximum capacity

Facility tour: 40 persons

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

Free of charge

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

Subject to negotiation

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami / Torrential rain and typhoon

Disaster phases of the contents

Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours) / Emergency restoration / Reconstruction


General / Voluntary organizations for disaster prevention / Local Authorities / Elementary, junior high and high schools / University students / Educators

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Lecture tour / Self-guided tour

Organization Names

Yamamoto Town Bosai Base - Yamashita Community Exchange Center
Nickname: Swallow's Forest and Sunny Spot Hall (Tsubame no Mori Hidamari Hall)