Today is the 25th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
As an old guy like me who has been residing in the Kansai region for long time, I have a clear memory of this event.
Our house shook like hell. It happened in the very early morning when we were in bed. I wasn't able to do anything except to cover my head with futon to protect it. Luckily, the house held intact, but the shake left so much mess in the house!
These events will happen in Japan. This is a fact every tourist needs to understand.
The least thing you can prepare for it, is to download this app.
This app is provided by the government, and it is safe to install.
Enjoy your safe stay in Japan!