This facility was created for the purpose of handing down the experience and lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake to future generations and making a contribution to reducing the damage caused by disasters in Japan and around the world. With the cooperation of many people including disaster victims, volunteers, etc., the institution presents the experience and lessons of the 1995 earthquake through an easy-to-understand set of exhibits. In addition, it is nurturing human resources for carrying out disaster prevention research and activities, provides support to disaster scene responders, and facilitates cooperation through a variety of networks.
SPring-8 is a large-scale experimental synchrotron radiation facility that boasts the world’s most powerful synchrotron radiation source. It is a joint-use facility with advanced experimental facilities that is open to a broad range of Japanese and international researchers. SPring-8 has achieved excellent results in the fields of materials science, earth science, life science, environmental science, industrial applications, etc.
Inquiries: Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
Visitors to Kobe can tour all kinds of industrial facilities within Hyogo Prefecture, including some within Kobe city itself, such as Japanese sake brewing facilities and museums, and factories operated by manufacturers of electrical machinery, medical equipment, food products, etc.
Inquiries: Hyogo Tourism Association