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.
A sightseeing cruise is available from Kobe Harborland
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 a memorial to victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, 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 has been left untouched since the event as a solemn reminder of what Kobe went through during the tremendously destructive earthquake.