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A place to share experiences from the Great East Japan Earthquake, think about nature, and talk about what it means to live. While looking at the photos and talking with the people around you, you will think about your decisions and actions in an emergency. Please grasp new learning and discoveries regarding disaster prevention.

Operation Period

All year round (Closed on Tuesdays, year-end and New Year holidays)

Time Required

Approximately 1 hour

Number of Participants



1,000 JPY– (tax included)

Course information
We always have 3 different courses available.
Please select your desired course.
 ① An Evacuation That Became Matter of Life or Death
 ②When the Time Comes, Will You Be Able to Protect Your Life?
 ③ Reflecting on Life

Recommended for,
・Those visiting Minamisanriku Town for the first time
・Those who want to learn about the time of the earthquake
・People who want to deepen their own disaster prevention skills in the future

So far, more than 200,000 people have visited Minamisanriku 311 Memorial. You can deepen your thoughts on disaster prevention by viewing the situation at the time and video testimonies from residents. We hope you will come and visit us, as this is a space for everyone to come face to face with their memories of natural disasters, talk, and learn from each other.

Experience Program NameMINAMISANRIKU 311 Memorial LEARNING PROGRAMS
Activity LocationMINAMISANRIKU 311 Memorial
Time RequiredApproximately 1 hour
Operation PeriodAll year round (Closed on Tuesdays, year-end and New Year holidays)
Start Time9:00~17:00 (9 am-5 pm)
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants50people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 17:00
1,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceAdmission fees for exhibition galleries, art zones, and learning theaters
Method of Paymentcash
Electronic money
credit card
About cancellations and changesIf you need to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible.
Cancellation PolicyWe do not accept cancellations.
Meeting SpotItsukamachi-200-1 Shizugawa, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi District, Miyagi 986-0752, Japan
Meeting TimePlease gather at the building 5 minutes before the start time.
AccessBy car
・From Sendai Station to Shizugawa IC sanriku Expressway, toward Kesennuma, approximately 90 minutes.
・Approximately 5 minutes from Shizugawa IC, sanriku Expressway.
By Express Bus
・Take the bus at the Miyako Sendai Express Bus Center No.40 Bus stop at Sendai Station; approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes BRT Shizugawa Station (runs about 6 times a day)
By Public Transport
・From Sendai Airport, take sendai airport Line to Sendai Station, approximately 30 minutes
・From Sendai Station to BRT Shizugawa Station, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
・Next to BRT Shizugawa Station
Approximately 300 parking spaces available
Facility Information・A regular program takes 60 minutes. A short program (30 minutes) is also available. Please refer to our official website for program details.
・There are also free areas with free admission.
・Sansan Shopping Street, located inside Sansan Minamisanriku Roadside Station, is home to 30 shops including restaurants, fish shops, and souvenir shops. After participating in the program, enjoy meals and shopping.
Barrier-free AccessYes
The entire building is barrier-free, so please use it with confidence.
・Two wheelchairs are available at the adjacent Minamisanriku Portal Center.
・We have installed multipurpose toilets.
・You may enter the facility with a service dog, guide dog, or hearing dog.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Traditional)
NotesMinamisanriku 311 Memorial and Reconstruction Memorial Park,s surrouding area were flooded by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
If s tsunami advisory or tsunami warning is issued, please evacuate immediately to Shizugawa Elementary School or other appropriate places.