About the park
In the event of a large-scale disaster, such as an earthquake centered below Tokyo, The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area that houses emergency response facilities including local disaster management headquarters, as well as institutions that compile disaster-related information and coordinate emergency disaster measures. The park is also a disaster prevention facility that acts as a core base camp for regional assistance units and a base of support for disaster medical care that functions in an integrated manner with the Higashi Ogishima region (Kawasaki City) distribution control center.
With respect to park operations, the City of Tokyo divides responsibilities with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism through the Urban Park Program taking into account activities during standard hours as well as times of disaster.
- (1) During standard operating hours, relevant organizations collaborate and perform exchanges of disaster-related information as well as a variety of simulations, training, and other activities in order to prepare for future disasters.
- (2) The park is also provided as a place to encourage interest among the citizens of Japan and instill within them the intelligence, knowledge, techniques, as well as values of self-help and mutual assistance, that will make it possible for them to handle an actual disaster through a wide variety of experience, studying, and training.
- (3) The park is also is an attractive area that takes advantage of urban concentration and ability to attract visitors to the Tokyo waterfront subcenter. The national government park covers a land area of 6.7 ha and the adjacent municipal park covers 6.5 ha, providing for a total of 13.2 ha.
Function during normal times
Disaster prevention center for normal times
- Disaster prevention information exchange for related parties and training
- Firsthand learning and training experience for park visitors
Amenity functions in the coastal city area
- Natural functions of the Tokyo waterfront area
- Provision of information and recreation by taking advantage of city integration and the attractive coastal area
Function during times of disaster
Establishment of headquarters for times of disaster
- Installation of local headquarters
- Information gathering at the time of disaster
- Contacting related organizations
- Conducting emergency restoration activities
Base camp for supporting troops
- A base camp for self-defense forces, fire-fighters and wide area support troops such as police
Support base of the disaster medical
- Information sharing for medical and rescue activities
- Provision of equipment and facilities for the implementation of triage