Stories of survival and recovery in Taro Town

Re-appreciate the ferocity of nature and resilient spirit of a coastal community


On March 11, 2011 at 14:46, a powerful earthquake struck 70 kilometers off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku Region in north eastern Japan. Approximately 30 minutes later a devastating tsunami inundated the Sanriku Coast. Taro town is located in the middle of the Sanriku Coastline. Take a guided walk around the disaster affected area with a local survivor of the earthquake and tsunami. Walk along the massive breakwater wall and ruins of the Taro-Kanko hotel, preserved as a memorial site. 

Reflect on the ferocity of nature, importance of disaster prevention, and resilience of a community undefeated. 


What’s Included

-English-speaking guide

Not included

-Anything not included in the above 'included' list.




Meet your local guide and take a walk through the disaster affected area of Taro town, listening to stories of survival and recovery.  


Sanriku-line Tarō Station
2 to 3 hours
2500JPY~ (per guest) (※approx. 25 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted up to two weeks prior to tour.
Cancellation Policy
The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.Two days prior: 20% Day before: 30% On the day: 100%


Basic Plan

Price 2500JPY~ (per guest)

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