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Kobe Maritime Museum

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Address: 2-2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-327-8983
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Although this museum is mainly focused on Japanese sailing and seamanship, it is also very informative about European-American shipping too. You can see delicate models of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although this museum is mainly focused on Japanese sailing and seamanship, it is also very informative about European-American shipping too. You can see delicate models of numerous ships that stopped by Kobe Harbor in approximately 400 years.

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Vegårshei
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

the museum showed the history of the maritime life in Kobe trough ages. Very touching to see the proud, in which they present their close relationship to the rest of the world by overseas trade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This Maritime museum full of models is combined with an interesting history of Kawasaki Industries. The ship models are a little dated, but the interactive attractions, games, videos, robot in the Kawasaki exhibition make it attractive. A small hike from the station, but please check the photo of the brochure page for prices, opening hours and access.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The maritime museum itself was pretty modest and felt a bit dated. However, the Kawasaki museum inside (no extra cost) was pretty impressive. If you are a fan of technology, you will enjoy it.

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Nishinomiya, Japan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Fee is 500 yen but there is a 100 yen coupon available on their website. As others have mentioned, this fee includes the Kawasaki Museum and the Kobe Tower. You cannot take pictures inside. Mostly model miniatures with a couple of scale down models of tall ships. The upstairs is the history of Kobe port. While interesting, if you are... More 

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Finspang, Sweden
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81 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I really like miniature ship models, and there is plenty in this really good maritime museum situated in the most important port of Japan, a very good place for such a museum, isn't it? Talking about miniatures, I actually found two tiny ones of ships well known to swedes. But there is more actually, Outside the museum you'll find to... More 

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Romanshorn, Switzerland
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71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

we were not inside the museum but the unique roof reminded us of the flying fish of barcelona. it was a great shot during the evening with all the lights. what a better way to do it than at the mosaic mall.

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Cairns, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Full of models, many of cruise ships. A bit boring. Couldn't take photos inside. Give it a miss if you're not in to model boats. Liked the figureheads. Only advantage is price included in three in one ticket of Maritime Museum, Kawasaki Museum and Kobe Tower.

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Singapore
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130 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Kobe maritime museum houses a sizeable collection of model ships of every kind. From old colonial sailing ships to cargo tankers and modern cruise ships. It also has sections that explain the history of Kobe port. There are some interactive booths with English option, though not very interesting. The museum is co-located with Kawasaki World and the ticket is for... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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120 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Our family is in the shipping business hence we always visit Maritime Museums when travelling overseas. Like all Maritime museums this one in Kobe gives you a history of the Port of Kobe along with hundreds of models of the many ships of the world. It is not as big as some of the other museums we have visited but... More 

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