Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park, Kobe

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Stop for a moment of reflection at Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park, a small but poignant and evocative reminder of nature's incredible power. In the city closest to the epicenter of the violent earthquake, witness the preserved, cracked, and jolted promenade sloping into the river, with lampposts pointing at bizarre angles from the water. Examine the photographic displays and information boards, which paint a picture of the scene at the time of the devastating earthquake. The site offers plenty of information in English. Use our Kobe trip planning site to visit Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park on your trip to Kobe, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We took a long walk from Sannomiya Station to the memorial park. Only a small area is dedicated to the aftermath remains of the earthquake. It is very windy at this port area. This is a nice place to ...  more »
  • I almost missed out on this spot but my family friend brought me here. He reminded me that the Kobe Earthquake was a very important turn of history for the city, and showed me the site. The pillars ha...  more »
  • Port city Kobe. Impression that the glamorous and stylish city Kobe. But the city destroyed in the great earthquake that occurred 22 years ago in the town. It was sad for me who grew up in Kobe. Now the earthquake shadow is not seen so much and are so it disappeared from people's memories. Situated in the corner of the Meriken Park, must save the State of the port at the time of intact. Was remembered and even posted photos of the disaster, disaster at the time, the road becomes shreds using port, people had to move. It is an important place because that is where have kept the memory of the earthquake should not be forgotten memories.
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  • It's nice to stroll around here. I also caught a trained monkey show here. Very entertaining!
  • Worth a visit if you are local, but I'd have been disappointed if I had made a specific trip. Quite a small area preserved but shows the destructive force very well
  • Memorial of a city struck by a big earthquake and recovered after so much loss of life and property.. there is a Corden off part of old earthquake stricken pier of the port as part of the memorial. My pic only shows calm water.
  • A moving memorial to the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. No entrance fee. Destroyed part of Meriken Koen left as was after the earthquake. There are also some plaques in English with information about how the Port of Kobe was damaged during the quake.
  • A cool place to visit, you should check it out!

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