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Okumura Commemorative Museum

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Small but interactive museum

I guess I'm a nerd, because this little museum appealed to me. You get to see the latest technology... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
A surprisingly interesting attraction

We came to this museum to try out the earthquake simulation chair and left with much more... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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4 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-26-5112
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A welcome respite from all the tour buses and hustle nearby. Okumara offers a place (at no charge) to sit inside out of the weather, get a drink, and provides clean toilets to use. It also offers you the chance to explore their earthquake resistance...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Throughout my journey in Japan, I was awestruck by the functionality, simplicity and beauty of Japanese building design. However, it only dawned on me when I stopped at this museum,on my way back from Todaji in Nara that there is a lot more to Japanese...More

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a free resting house in between Nara station and Todaiji. Built by the Okumura company which specialises in earthquake proof foundations, you get to experience their products in a simulator and read up a little bit on the science behind the work they...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I guess I'm a nerd, because this little museum appealed to me. You get to see the latest technology that prevents buildings from collapsing in times of earthquakes. You get to sit in a seat and experience three recreations of earthquakes, the fourth simulation applies...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was an unexpected find. After a good view across the countryside from the open terrace recommended by the nearby restaurant owner we came down through the modern building and found this museum. Set up by a construction company specialising in earthquake proofing building it...More

Thank PASP123
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped off at the Okumura museum in Nara today. It is just one room and the displays are mostly in Japanese only. However this shouldn't put you off. There are a number of guides who speak excellent English and explain the principles of their earthquake...More

Thank Jan4462
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a small visitors centre created by the Okumura Corporation. Entrance is free and free coffee and tea are offered. The view from the open terrace is very nice and the exhibition is very interesting. Don't miss out on the earthquake simulator - it...More

Thank Noaa B
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We came to this museum to try out the earthquake simulation chair and left with much more information about earthquake resistant buildings. It was surprisingly interesting (hence the title of this review!). Okumura is a Japanese construction company that has it's own brand of earthquake...More

Thank shukran_habibi
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Try the earthquake chair! I have never experienced an earthquake and at this place you can try the strongest ones and see how special building techniques ease the experience and save buildings. The staff doesn't speak English but they do their best to help you.

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