Iwaki 3.11 Memorial and Revitalization Museum

Iwaki 3.11 Memorial and Revitalization Museum

Opened on Saturday, May 30, 2020, the museum was established to share the history of the disaster and the following reconstruction efforts by preserving and exhibiting materials related to the earthquake and tsunami, giving talks by local storytellers, and other activities. This way, they are able to preserve the memories and lessons of the disaster. 

There are panel displays about the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant accident, as well as about recovery and reconstruction, and displays of actual items damaged in the disaster, such as a blackboard from the former Toyoma Junior High School.

The Iwaki Storyteller's Group offers regular lectures on the disaster. For more information on lectures, please visit this website.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://kankou-iwaki.or.jp/spot/51226
Contact

0246-38-4894

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Last entry at 4:30 PM

Closed: Mondays (or the following day if the Monday falls on a public holiday).

ParkingFree
Entrance FeeFree
Related infoYou can also access this museum by bicycle, bicycle parking is available.
Access Details
Access3-11 Usuiso, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture 970-0229
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Getting there

By Car: 30 min from the Iwaki Chuo I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway.

35 min from the Iwaki Yumoto I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway.

By Train: 30 min by bus from the JR Iwaki Station (JR Joban Line; JR Ban-etsu East Line)

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