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Ruins of the Great
East Japan Earthquake:
Sendai Arahama Elementary
School

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It was this school building that saved the lives of approximately 320 local adults and children when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck; the building opened to the public as a reminder of the quake on April 30, 2017. The quake-stricken school is the first such building to be opened full-time as a reminder of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here you can see the damaged school building in its unchanged form, as well as large photos and documentary films showing how it looked at the time.

View scenic routes that include this spot

Journey from Tokyo Along the Joban Line and Witness the Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

More Information about Ruins of the Great
East Japan Earthquake:
Sendai Arahama Elementary
School

Street address

32-1 Shinborihata, Arahama, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai City

Access

  • Kyu Arahama Shogakko Mae Sendai Municipal bus stop

Opening Hours

Weekdays and holidays
10:00 to 16:00

Closed

Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
The day after a holiday, the second and fourth Thursday of the month, New Year's holiday

Website

https://sendai-travel.jp/activities/arahama-elementary-school/

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