BT0201 Yamamoto Town

Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake : Nakahama Elementary School

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

On the 1st floor of the school building: "Learn about the impact of the tsunami damage" from the damages of the school building, such as traces of tsunami passing through, broken equipment, and driftwood that flowed in.
2nd floor: "Think about the disaster as something that could happen to yourself" from many exhibits such as a diorama that reproduces the old townscape and testimony images at the time of the earthquake.
Rooftop: "Feel and experience the day of the earthquake" by entering the attic where 90 people stayed for one cold night as the aftershocks continued.
Schoolyard: "Gain a broader persspective on the earthquake and feel the passage of time" from the tsunami stone monument and the earthquake memorial [March 11 sundial],

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

It is important to know about the Great East Japan Earthquake, but more important than that is to replace the disaster with the visitor's own environment and "rethink it as something that could happen to oneself." Take the knowledge you gained from Nakahama Elementary with you to prepare for future disasters.

Minimum capacity

1 person

Maximum capacity

120 people

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

Admission: Adults 400 yen, high school students 300 yen, elementary and middle school students 200 yen, free for children under elementary school age
・ 100 yen discount per person for groups of 20 or more
・ The admission fee will be used for the maintenance of the facility as a cooperation fee.
・ Free admission on special opening days

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

40 - 90 minutes

Disaster Categories

Earthquake / Tsunami

Disaster phases of the contents

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


General / Voluntary organizations for disaster prevention / Local Authorities / Enterprises Elementary / junior high and high schools / University students / Educators / NPOs and NGOs / All

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Guided tour / Self-guided tour

Organization Names

Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Nakahama Elementary School