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Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) - Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility, TOkyo earthquake

Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) – Earthquake & Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility

Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) – Earthquake & Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility is a free educational center for individuals or groups to come and learn about how to survive the first 72 hours after an earthquake. The Sona Area Tokyo is a disaster space which is prepared for an actual Tokyo direct hit earthquake with an operations center, evacuation space, and helicopter landing space. However, the 1st floor of the facility is presently used for the Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility. We learned a lot about how to leave messages for family members to find each other and also how to use everyday items to build makeshift shelters – a very valuable tour.  The tour available in Japanese, English, and Chinese takes about one hour. The Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) - Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility, TOkyo earthquakeSona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) - Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility, TOkyo earthquaketour is a bit scary and requires reading and interacting with an IPAD so I recommend for children 1st grade and above.  If you want to experience an earthquake and fire simulation than I recommend you visit the Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center – Earthquake and Fire Simulator. Also, make sure your family is prepared for an earthquake if you are living in Japan by preparing your earthquake plan and emergency pack. 

Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) – Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility

The Sona Area disaster prevention experience learning facility is split ito two area – the experience zone and the learning zone. The experience zone starts with a simulation where you are in an elevator at a department store shopping and an earthquake hits. You have to evacuate the elevator and follow the emergency sign route until you emerge to a destroyed Tokyo. Follow the iPad Q&A to learn about survival.

Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) - Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility, TOkyo earthquakeThe 2F learning zone has exhibits about what items to prepare for earthquake prep, and a movie area. The movie is about a brother and sister findingSona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) - Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility, TOkyo earthquake their way home after a big Tokyo earthquake. I did shed a tear when the kids found their mom at the end!

The Sona Area is a great educational enter and I highly recommend you visit with your family and then develop your own earthquake plan. 

Details Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) – Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility
Address:The Tokyo Rinkai Diater Prevention Park Control Center, 3-8-35 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: Closed Monday (unless national holiday and then closed Tuesday, not Monday) Open Tues-Sun 9:30 – 17:00.
Cost: Admission is Free
Access: Paid car parking is available in Ariake hospital next to the facility, but parking wait can be very long). 2 min walk from Ariake station on the Yurikamone Line and 4 min walk from the Kokusai-tenjijo station on the Rinaki Line.
Website: www.tokyorinkai-joen.jp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonaarea

Sona Area Tokyo (Ariake, Tokyo) – Disaster Prevention Experience Learning Facility

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