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Meriken Park

A park where one can be absorbed in a spacious open feeling whilst viewing the quintessential scenery of Kobe and feel the ocean breeze.

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A park

Meriken Park, a park that faces the port of Kobe, was made in 1887. It is a place where one can relax whilst feeling the fresh ocean breeze surrounded by a panorama of open spacious. The area surrounding the park includes Kobe’s landmark “Kobe Port Tower”, the “Kobe Maritime Museum” with a ship-themed exhibition and a high-end hotel “Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel”. These unique buildings are famous as snapshots of Kobe.

If one has time during a visit, a cruise is also recommended, as there is the jetty for the Kobe Bay Cruise nearby.
There are also illuminations at night. There are several illuminations where one can enjoy the port of Kobe illuminated in various colors.

Highlights

  • A large park facing the ocean with a spacious open feeling.
  • Symbolic structures such as the Kobe Tower are eye-catching.
  • There are various artistic objects including BE KOBE.
  • The park is illuminated at night, creating a romantic atmosphere.
  • Within the park there is one of the biggest Starbucks Coffee in Western Japan.

Photos

  • Daytime at Meriken Park with a spacious open feeling

    Daytime at Meriken Park with a spacious open feeling

  • Meriken Park illuminated at night

    Meriken Park illuminated at night

  • Artistic objects within Meriken Park including this, BE KOBE

    Artistic objects within Meriken Park including this, BE KOBE

  • Meriken Park

    Meriken Park

  • The “Meriken Passenger Waiting Area” that was made for maritime bus passengers

    The “Meriken Passenger Waiting Area” that was made for maritime bus passengers

  • Meriken Park at night

    Meriken Park at night

  • Meriken Park

    Meriken Park

  • Meriken Park

    Meriken Park

  • Meriken Park at night

    Meriken Park at night

  • Meriken Park at night

    Meriken Park at night

  • Meriken Park at night

    Meriken Park at night

  • Meriken Park at night

    Meriken Park at night

Reviews

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  • Chun-Hao Wang

    公園旁邊有海洋博物館有、大倉久和飯店,還有神戶最知名的地標港燈塔,都近在咫尺附近,還有公園的鯉魚雕像也是很出名的地標

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Details

Name in Japanese
メリケンパーク
Postal Code
650-0042
Address
2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Telephone
078-321-0085 (Weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm)
Hours
Open 24 hours
Closed Days
None
Admission
Free
Access
1. About 10 minutes on foot from the JR Kobe Line/Hanshin Electric Railway Motomachi Station.
2. About 7 minutes on foot from the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line Minato-Motomachi Station.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)