Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum

Preserving the memories and lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake for the future

Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum is a facility that was built to pass on the memories and lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, and to serve as a “visible reminder” to contribute to the city of Kesennuma’s objective of a city with zero tsunami deaths. 

Guides are available to show you around the museum upon request. By listening to the guides' stories about the time of the earthquake, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Great East Japan Earthquake. (reservations and fee required)

General Information

Address
宮城県気仙沼市波路上瀬向9-1
Prices
Adult: 600 yen
High School Students: 400 yen
Elementary/Middle School Students: 300 yen
Elementary School Age and under: Free
Group: 100 yen off the above price (reservations required for 30 people or more)
Opening Times
April to September: 9:30-17:00 (last entry 16:00)
October to March: 9:30-16:00 (last entry 15:00)
Closures
Every Monday, the day after a public holiday, New Year holidays
(Please check the website for details)
Directions
By car (Enter the destination address or Iwaisaki on Satnav/GPS)
[From Sendai]
From Oya Kaigan Interchange (Sanriku Expressway), drive north on Route 45 for approx. 10 minutes
*You cannot get on and off at Iwaisaki Interchange towards Sendai.
[From Iwate]
Drive south on Route 45 then approx. 2 minutes from the Iwaisaki Interchange Entrance sign

By public transportation (BRT)
Approx. 3 minutes by taxi from JR Rikuzen-Hashikami Station (approx. 20 minutes on foot)
Car Park
113 spaces, including 2 disabled parking spaces
Large bus: 17 spaces
Official Website
Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum
Duration
90 minutes
Notes
*Museum tour guide (reservations required)
School activity (up to high school): 3,000 yen (1-20 people)
General group: 6,000 yen (1-20 people)

Contact

Contact
Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum
Telephone Number
0226-28-9671

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