Tachikawa Life Safety Learning Center
The Tachikawa Life Safety Learning Center is a facility where you can experience disaster prevention in an enjoyable way.
We look forward to welcoming you as part of a group or with your family members or friends.
Of course, you can also visit on your own.
Disaster Education Theater
A view of a city where an earthquake has struck is projected onto a large screen. If a major earthquake hits Tokyo directly, what actions should we as individuals take? Also, what kinds of earthquake preparations should we make on a day-to-day basis? We will be projecting an earthquake-themed video.
Experience the realistic shaking of an earthquake so that you can avoid panicking when you feel the earth shake in real life. Junior high school students and those older can experience a magnitude 7 earthquake. However, there is a limit on the seismic intensity for elementary school-aged visitors and younger. (No small children allowed.)
We will also be introducing various tools that can be used to rescue people who have been trapped under furniture.
Learn how to evacuate without inhaling or being surrounded by smoke in the event of a fire inside a building.
Learn about the damage caused by and characteristics of smoke. Also learn about “hot doors” that feel hot when touched.
Experience a series of actions from conducting a search to rescuing survivors in a space that reproduces an earthquake disaster scene with realistic modeling. Also experience indoor spaces modeled after a bedroom or office.
Fire Fighting Section
Extinguish images of fire projected onto a large screen using a simulated fire extinguisher. Learn about proper fire extinguishing methods and making assessments and gain the ability to take action. Members of office self-defense firefighting units can also experience firefighting exercises using actual indoor fire hydrants.
First Aid Section
Learn how to perform chest compression massages and how to handle an AED using training dolls in case of an emergency.
VR Disaster Section
The VR (virtual reality) system produces simulated disasters – earthquakes, fires and typhoons. Come and enrich your experience!
Kids’ disaster prevention experience space
Clear the disaster prevention missions
Master through personal experience! Disaster prevention actions
Protect your town! Kids’ fire brigade
Put out a fire! Become a legendary firefighter
Transform into a firefighter!
Daily accident prevention corner
Multipurpose learning corner
Emergency report training corner
Fire helicopter game
Furniture overturning, falling and movement prevention corner
Imminent danger discovery corner
Special exhibition corner
Please note that due to the impact of the Novel Coronavirus epidemic, the following information may be somewhat changed.
For information on how to make a reservation, please see the Japanese User's Guide.
- Thursdays and the third Friday of each month (If these days fall on national holidays, the Center will be closed on the following days.)
- Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29―January 3)
* The Center will be open on the following days (regardless of the day of the week).
- September 1 (Disaster Preparedness Day)
- October 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day)
- January 17 (Disaster Preparedness and Volunteers' Day)
Experience Section Guiding System
You can choose up to four items. Our instructor will lead you on the tour.
Sections and Restrictions
|Disaster Theater||No restrictions|
|Earthquake Section||3 years old and over|
|Smoke Section||No restrictions|
|First Aid Section||4th grade of elementary school or above|
|Firefighting Section||3rd grade of elementary school or above|
|Rescue Section||Junior high school student or the older|
|VR Section||Second grade of elementary school or above and 100 cm high or above|
* For details, please see the Facility Guide.
- Morning: Every 30 minutes from 9:15 am (Last tour: From 11:15 (except some sections))
- Afternoon: Every 30 minutes from 1:15 pm (Last tour: From 15:45)
Time for Each Section
Number of Visitors
Up to 15 people (in each section)
- A group of 15 people or more may be divided into smaller groups.
- Please note that a group of 15 people and below may be regrouped with other people for the experience.
Please contact us in advance in the following case(s):
- Completely changing the number of participants or the visiting time, or total cancellation
- Having your groups (up to 60 people) use the rest area (Not in service now)
- Using the outdoor parking lot
- Drunken visitors are not admitted.
- Smoking is prohibited overall.
- Underground parking: 2.1 m high or lower (for up to 28 vehicles)
- Please kindly use a nearby pay parking lot when ours is full.
- For the bus with a height of 2.1 m or more, please use the outdoor parking (for up to four buses).
Please contact us in advance if you would like to use the space.
Novel Coronavirus Measures
① All visitors, after getting off in front of the entrance, will have their temperature taken (including the driver).
② If everyone shows 37.5 degrees or lower, the driver is requested to return to the vehicle and drive to the parking.
- Please wear easy-to-move clothes with no sandals or high-heeled shoes.
Rest area (on the 4th floor)
Not in service now
- 1156-1 Izumi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0015
- Bus: Catch the bus at JR Tachikawa Station North Exit (Bus Stop 1) and get off at the “Tachikawa Fire Station” stop
Tama Toshi Monorail Line: 15-minute walk from Takamatsu Station
Car: Parking available (no parking for persons participating in full-fledged training courses)
- Open hours
- 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Days closed
- Thursdays, the third Friday of each month (or the next weekday if this falls on a national holiday), and December 29-January 3