Tour of the Disaster-Stricken Area: Course 1
The coast area of Natori City was heavily damaged by the March 11th, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami. Please tour the disaster-stricken area ; learn and make good use of your experience for disaster prevention and management in the future. The "Yuriage" Port Market has returned to "Yuriage" and resumed business.
*For coachload: There is a group that provides you with a comprehensive account of the disaster. See the details on the top page of this web site under “Group giving accounts of the "Yuriage" earthquake disaster”.
*There is no public transportation service in the "Yuriage" area right now. Please take a taxi or rent a car.
*There are six taxi companies in Natori. You can find them on the “Access” page or “Useful Information” page of this website.
A place to pray for the disaster victims as you look out over the "Yuriage" disaster area
A 2-minute walk
A place to mourn the death of the victims.
A 2-minute walk
The existing site of "Sasanao", a fish cake factory
You can closely see the aftermath of the tsunami.
On the same site
The revival of cherry trees
There were a few cherry trees that bloomed after the tsunami hit this area. People are trying to increase the number of cherry trees from these remaining trees.
A 3-minute walk
The "Yuriage" Port Market
Fresh seafood and vegetables are available. Some restaurants are open for business.
Open from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays and Holidays
A 1-minute walk
The Maple Pavilion
You can see some footage showing the situation of the disaster, and buy some items to support the victims. Some restaurants are open for business.
Open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Open from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm when the Yuriage Port Market opens). Closed on Thursday.
Learn about the disaster to reduce the number of victims in future disasters
Information on disaster prevention for the future is given here.
Natori is the only place in Japan where "Kumano Sanzan"’s three major Shinto Shrines were enshrined separately. Take a tour of "Natori Kumano Sanja", three Shinto Shrines.