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Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum

2-3-25 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3622-1208
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Unique and fascinating.

The exhibits, photography and paintings are fascinating. I was especially surprised to see the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Greengrove
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Very good museum charting Kanto earthquake & subsequent fire

This small but well laid out museum has lots of photographic evidence of the damage caused by the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Karen M
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Orkney
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2-3-25 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The exhibits, photography and paintings are fascinating. I was especially surprised to see the original seismograph reading. The museum also covers the WWII incendiary raids of Tokyo. There are several memorials in the grounds around the main memorial hall. The staff were friendly and the...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This small but well laid out museum has lots of photographic evidence of the damage caused by the Great Kanto earthquake & the subsequent fires that caused massive destruction after. Museum building stands in a lovely park area. With exhibits of wreckage outside. Free to...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Entry was free and an information sheet was provided in English which was fortunate as most of the information within the museum had limited translations provided. Sometimes photos speak a thousand words though and there were photos of the damage done to people and landmarks...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a must see museum which has two main exhibitions, one of the 1923 earthquake and the other on the US air raids. Both are quite intense and not for the faint hearted as some of the photographs show victims in situ at the...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This in old museum was opened in 1931 as an annex to the Earthquake Memorial Hall to remember the people who died in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. It is a good memorial in pictures of what happened in 1923 when 50,000 perished in...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a small museum that has lots of pictures that show the devastation of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 as well the Tokyo Air Raids during WWII. It only takes around 20-30 mins to see everything but it will leave you with a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stumbled upon this memorial temple/shrine and museum by accident. We sat in the courtyard area and were encouraged by two local people to go into the memorial hall and light some incense in memory of all those lost. I'm glad we went in. I...More

1  Thank rmcgill2016
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Although it is a small museum compared to the huge Edo Museum just five minutes away, you should still come here for a visit to learn about the Kanto Earthquake. Lots of artifacts preserved and photos of the devastation at the time.

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Kanto Earthquake museum in Ryogoku really has three part: a small and quite nice park, the shrine to the people that dies and the museum. The site encompasses the victims of the 1923 earthquake (M7.9) and also those that suffered in the fire bombing...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

The museum includes data and photos from earlier and more recent earthquakes and it's free and easy to get to.

1  Thank pamd927
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