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Meriken Park, Kobe
(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Explore the city's port area during a visit to Meriken Park, a waterfront area offering a range of cultural sites. Lawns and courtyards provide ample room for recreational activities and relaxation, with the grounds neatly punctuated by contemporary sculptures and fountains. The park displays some of the city's most cherished Modernist architectural works, including the buildings that house the maritime museum and the iconic port tower. Devastated by the 1995 earthquake, the park contains a memorial to those who lost their lives here during the disaster. Plan to visit Meriken Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kobe attractions using our Kobe holiday planner.
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  • I hop on and off the ship, was a lively place. Located in travelers rest now the tower is near and walking.
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  • The atmosphere in the spacious park stretches. Daytime on weekdays, etc. very clean good might be.
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  • Although the park is decorated with works of art it is a little bare. Impressive is the place where the damage from the earthquake.
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  • Great park with wonderful night views. Many festivals and flea markets there on the weekends. Nice place to go running. Or spend time with family and friends. As of (August 2016) most of the park if under construction and off limits.
  • Really nice at night, great views and wonderful atmosphere. My favorite part of visiting Kobe besides the beef.
  • Wonderful park with nice views of the port.
  • Beautiful for a nice walk on either dusk or dawn.
  • Nice view, good place to sit and chill after long day!