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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
Louisville, Kentucky
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Merikan Park initially seems something of a let-down: a bit of scrubland by the sea. Unless you go as far as Suma it is, however, also the only bit of open land which faces the water. Actually looking round there were a number of attractions, making it worth an afternoon investigating. The Kobe circular tourist bus has its terminus here... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It is a short walk from Kobe Chinatown and shopping district so it’s a good place to just sit and relax especially after walking a lot in the city centre. There’s a small area preserved in remembrance of the Great Kobe Earthquake in 1995, with broken slabs of concrete, rusty rails and lopsided lamp posts. In contrast to the current... More 

Thank joikamiru
Saint Louis, Missouri
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Meriden place is a nice and sizable park. It is very clean and well maintained. Nice place to relax or hang out with friends

Thank Vincent H
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank ferreus_aub
Suwon, South Korea
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177 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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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.

Thank la_vera_mahshid
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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,,,..

Thank さくらんぼsakuranbo
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202 reviews
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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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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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