Hours(Apr.–Sep.)

9:30 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, and the consequent great tsunami and widespread fires caused Kesennuma City to experience an absolute tragedy, with 1,152 people killed (including deaths in the disaster aftermath) and 214 people still missing.

The goal of the Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum is to preserve the memories and lessons of the disaster for the future and serve as “visible evidence” that continues ringing alarm bells, contributing to Kesennuma City’s initiative to achieve the target of zero tsunami deaths.

Facility Information

Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum

Location 9-1 Hajikamisemukai, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture 998-0246 Japan
TEL 0226-28-9671 FAX 0226-28-9675
Email info@kesennuma-memorial.jp
Nearest station Rikuzen-Hashikami Station on the JR Kesennuma Line

Hours

Apr.–Sep.9:30 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)

Oct.–Mar.9:30 am to 4 pm (last entry at 3 pm)

Closed

  • Mondays (If a Monday falls on a national holiday, the facility will be open that day and be closed the next day.)
  • Days after national holidays (except for Saturdays and Sundays and the holiday period between the end of April and early May)
  • Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 4)

Special days

Days when the facility is open regardless of the day of the week or holiday status

  • 11th of every month
  • September 1 (Disaster Prevention Day)
  • November 5 (World Tsunami Awareness Day)