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Meriken Park, Kobe

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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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TripAdvisor
  • It's looks good view and calm place. Maybe good for chilling. 時々行くけど最近はスターバックスが出来たので綺麗になったと思います。ゆっくり休憩するのに良いですね。  more »
  • Nice place to take your toddler nowadays. There is a lot of open space and a nice starbucks. It used to be kind of abandoned but now it is much better. There are still some homeless people but nothing...  more »
  • This area is a nice place to relax, it's a massive area on the waterfront near Kobe Tower, it's quite open and mostly paved / concrete, but has some nice small green areas, and it's a good walk around...  more »
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  • I definitely like it here, but I'm surprised by the number of five star reviews. Nice view here, but it won't change your life.
  • One of the best thing about Japan is that it is very handicapped friendly. We met a wheelchair user in the train who was also heading to this park, and he found no difficulties reaching this place :)
  • Wide area for a walk and enjoying breeze of wind from the sea. When I was there at the morning I stumble upon a flea market. It's just right around the Kobe Tower. It add more interest to the spot other then just some statue and remaining of some broken walkway that was cause by the famous Kobe earthquake.
  • Lots of boat tours,sun, breezy, plenty of food and drinks, good time.
  • 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.