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The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park
Ranked #28 of 224 things to do in Koto
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This was part of my (successful) effort to keep my 6 year old kid entertained for free in Odaiba. The staff there are super nice and their English is good enough that you can figure out what to do. The tablet they give you is in English too, and you basically ride an elevator down to a place that has been set up to look like an earthquake struck and answer quiz questions on your tablet. The whole thing, including a short film, was 20 minutes.

There is also a room that shows how you can use everyday things to rig in emergencies (i.e. A plastic shopping bag as an arm sling). There was a ton of makeshift toilet exhibits which my son found hilarious, but obviously that kind of stuff is critical in an emergency situation where people are homeless after an earthquake.

An informative and interesting way to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The free-admission exhibits are entertaining for all ages and informative about surviving Tokyo’s next (inevitable) big earthquake.

Visitors might want to reward the exhibit by spending some money in the first floor “Rescue” shop, but “Rescue” is different and dishonest.

They sell long-storage survival food and disaster gear, including a private-label shoe, supposedly water resistant and good for rough terrain. Find a fit from the selection on display, and they will send you a pair. I could not ascertain the country of manufacture, but the shoes looked OK. Payment options include bank transfer (銀行振込), cash on delivery (COD, 代金引換), and payment in advance (店頭支払済み).

I paid cash in advance with instructions to ship to my university. The shoes arrived within a week, but COD. Lab staff assumed I was dealing with a legitimate Japanese organization, and paid. The shoes delivered were labeled as made in China.

After finding out that I had pre-paid the order, lab staff felt bad, and helped with contacting the company. “Kanagawa” on a cell phone wanted my bank account details, with a promise of prompt payment, just like those spam emails we all get. My lab staff and I insisted that the company should send cash physically rather than electronically. This would also allow them to include an appropriate apology gift for wasting our time.

A box came with some single-serving instant rice bags and a cheap flashlight radio, but no money. An enclosed letter from 東京都品川区西五反田5-6-3 熊谷 仁 repeated the demand for my bank account information. I do use bank transfer to accept consulting fees from trusted Japanese partners. But should I give personal bank details to a stranger whose company has already double-charged me and who defies Japanese protocol by addressing me by given name instead of family name? Ah, no.

How about cash-and-carry? Well, another scam that comes to mind is paying for what is said to be long-shelf-life survival food, but you don’t know until you open it up.

We might hope that the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park authorities will rid themselves of this retail partner, but in the meantime, don’t repeat my mistake. DO NOT SHOP HERE!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ken N
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

This charming place to visit, especially for those of you who want to know how to handle a variety of solutions to the Japanese earthquake. Both in terms of technology, procedures, and other anticipated. Free admission.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Jack F
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

The Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park has an experience-learning facility where you can learn how to survive an earthquake. Very useful info to everybody (locals and tourists alike)!

Everyone gets their own portable tablet where you can answer quiz questions related to surviving an earthquake (what to do and what not to do if an earthquake strikes). You can choose the quiz in Japanese or English. You'll also see how ordinary everyday things can be turned into emergy tents, furniture etc. The facility also has good info about earthquakes in general and especially in Japan.

Good place to go while visiting Odaiba!

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank mmmalm
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Reviewed 10 October 2018
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Date of experience: August 2018
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