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Address: Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Never a dull weekend

It seems there is something going on every weekend at Meriken Park. During the day I visited (May 10) there were several things going on at once including cutter races (large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
John S
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It seems there is something going on every weekend at Meriken Park. During the day I visited (May 10) there were several things going on at once including cutter races (large rowboats), a flea market and a Samba festival. There are plenty of both sunny and shady spots to settle down for a picnic or a nap on a blanket.... More 

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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

Fresh air and a clear ocean view, It is a very nice harbor park. If you are going to Kawasaki Goodtimes, or any other place. Just stop by for a while in the park too.

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Suwon, South Korea
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

we stayed in okurakobe hotel and walked on foot nearby here. it was windy and cloudy day, so chilly in this open port area. but beautiful sculptures and sceneries make feel taking pictures endlessly. we arrived to meriken hotel and used free shuttle bus on the way back. if you have spare time in kobe, i suggest you to come... More 

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Tokyo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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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