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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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Small but educational

Interesting and educational. Surprisingly it is very quiet and not many people came by to visit this museum. Probably because we went on a weekday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Interesting and educational. Surprisingly it is very quiet and not many people came by to visit this museum. Probably because we went on a weekday.

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This museum might be ok with small children, but for adults it wasn't very good. The interactive parts were for children. We were especially disappointed with the Kawasaki good time world section. Most of the museum seemed rather outdated as well. I would say don't bother.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
87 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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