Tour of the Disaster-Stricken Area: Course 1

Information on disaster prevention for the future is given here.

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.

"Hiyori" Mountain

A place to pray for the disaster victims as you look out over the "Yuriage" disaster area

A 2-minute walk

Memorial Monument

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.

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