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Meriken Park

Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #14 of 143 attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
102 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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