At this visitor’s center, you can tour the first tsunami museum in Japan and learn about the history of the past tsunamis in Kesennuma including that of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, as well as the history of the tsunami-ridden Sanriku Coast (Pacific Coastal area in mid-Tohoku) and the menacing power of tsunami. In addition to a comprehensive archive of pictures and video footage documenting the 2011 tsunami, visitors can also experience a live tsunami simulation (virtual tsunami with visual and audio effects, including motion and vibrations). Come here to get a comprehensive understanding of past tsunamis, and learn how we can be prepared for them.
■ Parking: 30 cars, 5 large cars
Karakuwa Peninsula Visitor Center
Tel. 0225-32-3029 (4-3 Karakuwacho Sakihama, Kesennuma)
Closed: Tuesday (if National Holiday, then the day after this) and the day after a National Holiday (except weekends)
Admission: JPY 380 for Adults / JPY 260 for High School Students / JPY 160 for Elementary & Junior High School Students)