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Meriken Park

Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #19 of 153 Attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Tokyo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited here in the morning and was here for about 3 hours. Really quiet and peaceful and nice play to just walk along.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Too strong winds from kobe bay,,,, but feels good ,,,.. better recommends to visit my favourite herb gardens in the middle of Rokko mountains which can be accessible to ridding by cable torolley,,,..

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
62 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Meriken Park is a nice area near Harborland with shopping malls, ferris wheel and the usual leisure attractions - nothing special but nice to escape the city for an hour or two.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Kobe is a quite pleasant city, not nearly as hectic as Tokyo. Still, as in many Japanese cities, it's hard to find a place to get away from the noise and the crowds. Merinken (a corruption of "American") park is just such a place. You can hit the maritime museum and the tower if you like, but the park is... More

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Massafra, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I love Kobe because is a little city where you can find anything you need together with good quality shops and restaurants + you have the sea at walking distance. In Meriken Park you can enjoy the sea breeze while simply walking around or having shopping...

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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is by the water and makes for a great park for a morning run, which is what I did. There are also restaurants around with the water view (in Harborland) that makes for a good date night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The park is at Kobe Harbourland, so a great way to spend an afternoon. I stumbled across a memorial for the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, where they still kept parts of the pier that had been damaged back then. It was fascinating and an eye-opener to that part of Japanese history. The rest of the park is nice too, and when... More

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Singapore
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103 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Meriken park derived its name from the word 'American'. This waterfront park has wonderfully wide open spaces with views of the harbour and the city. There were different groups of people at the park - some having a picnic, some simply chilling out on groundsheets laid out on the grass and school children playing - and this was on a... More

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Nanaimo B.C.
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134 reviews 134 reviews
65 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Port of Kobe is within easy walking distance from the Sannomiya Train Station. The port is the location of the famous Kobe Tower among other attractions. At Meriken Park, which is located next to the waterfront there is a nice walk along waterfront where you can see the wide expanse of harbor along with the many cruise ships that... More

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was there last week for a short trip with entire family from Kyoto. Reaching there at around 8 pm and the view was magnificent! The illumination lights set up around the place was good to be true and my kids really love it! You also can see a giants christmas tree all over the place and everyone is already... More

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