A museum dedicated to disaster prevention. You can learn how Tokyo prepares for and faces the many natural threats—from fire, typhoon, and earthquake.
The 5th floor of the complex has an earthquake simulator. It’s not just a room that shakes a bit though, they have programmed it with the exact shaking pattern and duration of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 2011. In total you can experience five different types of earthquake.
If you’ve never been in a big quake, it’s a good indication of what to expect. If you have been in a big one, why not relive the trauma?
- 481 m from Ikebukuro Station
- 0.8 km from Mejiro Station
- 0.9 km from Kanamechō Station