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Meriken Park, Kobe
(3.9/5 based on 260+ 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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  • 1995 (H7) 1. The location had 17 Hanshin and Awaji earthquake memorial relief. Damage to the people of future generations as evidence remaining save is, there are a variety of opinions. Said annihilation would be remember as a survivor who is leaving "permanent damage" or be engraved on the heart, and. This Meriken Park is right in the latter. On the waterfront is heavily slanted towards. Becoming a bent streetlamp in the harbor. Seawall is a crack. This kind of evidence commemoration a place with nojima disaster save Memorial located on the north side of the Awaji Island North light 忍beru at any time. Gassho-zukuri
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  • I visited at the end of October, but plots by the sea, was under construction. Enjoy views of the harbour in the earthquake Memorial Park is being renovated as I was.
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  • Spring and autumn breeze felt good and is a great place to play. Fireworks in summer it joking so I do not know who is coming, but is usually a quiet
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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!