Meriken Park メリケンパーク
Kobe's waterfront park offers towering fun, a maritime museum and modern art
Near the sightseeing cruise terminal at Kobe Harborland , Meriken Park, at the city's scenic port, is Kobe's most popular waterfront park.
The "Be Kobe" monument installed in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Kobe Port
You can scale the impressive Kobe Port Tower
How to Get There
Meriken Park is an easy 10-minute walk south of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe line.
Home to a vast collection of attractions
Including the 108-meter-tall Kobe Port Tower , the historic Kobe Maritime Museum and the "Be Kobe" monument, Meriken Park also features a collection of modern art installations, making a day trip to the park worth adding to the itinerary if you're in the area.
The effects of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 saw the park face incredible devastation. However, like the rest of the city, the park was soon restored and normal activities resumed. A short section of the park's damaged waterfront, the Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park, has been left untouched since the event as a solemn reminder of what Kobe went through during the tremendously destructive earthquake.
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