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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  • October 1, 2017
    Is an interesting place for people who love architecture too. This museum also saves the story why the losses. Also there is the architectural style of the building stand out. There are tricks, including light fittings, exterior design that are interesting too.
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  • September 25, 2017
    definitely worth to visit when you are in Kobe. It's not big but gives a good idea of the disaster in 1995.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Interesting part of the waterfront, where some of the earthquake damage has been left dramatically in place, and some helpful displays have been mounted. Worth a stroll around if you're nearby. A time...  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    It's nice to stroll around here. I also caught a trained monkey show here. Very entertaining!
  • June 26, 2017
    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
  • March 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 30, 2016
    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.
  • February 18, 2017
    A cool place to visit, you should check it out!

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