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Meriken Park

Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #13 of 127 attractions in Kobe
Type: Parks
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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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65 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I grew up in Kobe and know what it used to look like before the earthquake. They have saved a part of the harbor that has sunk from the earthquake. The historical display is interesting too.

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Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

this place is very historical - the port area before the great hanshin earthquake. the history of this place is written in an area on the front side of the park. you can kill your time here overlooking the sea and some boats, there's an open area where some students (i think) do some dance rehearsal, some groups play with... More

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paris
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

As with many places in Japan, this is very nice and clean. It is surrounded by water on 3 sides. My 9 and 10 year old and I looked at the submerged sidewalks of Kobe from the Hanshin earthquake. It is sobering and very interesting. We sat in the park and read/drew for a while. It's just a quiet place... More

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