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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. Make Meriken Park part of your personalized Kobe itinerary using our Kobe travel route builder site .
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  • in the port,it has mall,park,hotel,you can take a cruise around the port ,you can spend a day in there,you can go to see in day and don't forget to see the night view too  more »
  • I went around Christmas. Staff visible at night and have clear air, I felt beautiful. Feel Kobe is an ideal.
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  • It's in Kobe Harbourland area. Nice park on the waterfront. Good to have a walk in the morning or during the sunset.  more »
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  • A nice big park where Japanese families go to relax and spend time with each other. Or just a place where one can chill out alone. Merikan Park has these food trucks parked along the pier so you can try a quick bite of different ethnic foods. I bought a spicy sausage from a Jamaican themed food truck. There’s toilets and plenty of spaces to sit. A Starbucks is right in the middle of the park and a good spot to people watch. There are also toilets inside. A good place to sit down and contemplate your visit in Kobe.
  • Kinda windy it’s wide open, ships and water clean breeze no complainants. A lot ppl lining up to take photos on the KOBE sign, great for numb skulls who love these type of pictures. Starbucks near buy to fill all your white girl needs, however lines long most the time and start bucks isn’t all that spectacular but does offer a place to piss and possible hot drink if you require any of those two your a winner.
  • Kobe is a charming town and meriken park is a nice place to walk around especialy around the evening. There is also the world's biggest Christmas tree, symbolizing the recovery of Kobe after the devastating earthquake in 1995
  • Very nice huge park. There seems to be a lot of events held here. Relaxing views. Nice phot opportunities.
  • Excellent park with views of the ocean. Placid and serene, a nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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