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Kobe Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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OK if its a wet afternoon with nothing else to do..

Old fashioned museum with lots of good model ships and one full size gondola which had been given... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
578SusanJ
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
History of the port

Small museum detailing the history of the port. Models of boats and ships and also a large model... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WelshLorna
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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2-2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old fashioned museum with lots of good model ships and one full size gondola which had been given by Venice. Not much else really and other maritime museums we have been to have been far superior to this - it took us 30 minutes to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 578SusanJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum detailing the history of the port. Models of boats and ships and also a large model replica of the whole of Kobe. This is an ok place to visit for around 45 minutes or so . There is not a lot of English...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WelshLorna
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Like other maritime museums, it showcased maritime history. What caught my attention was the view. Try having lunch at the 2nd floor, Chinese restaurant. Although a bit pricey, it was the view that I paid for. Check out the surrounding area since the remnants from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ron d
Reviewed December 26, 2018

This striking building on the waterfront was a great disappointment. In the Maritime Museum, there is hardly any English explanations and nothing to see apart from a selection of model ships on the ground floor and a scale model of the Port of Kobe on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We try to visit maritime museums whenever we are in a city/town that has one. We were pleased to learn the Kobe Maritime Museum is easy to get to, thanks to the hop-on-off City Lop Bus. Stop 16, Meriken Park. The swirling white lattice of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

The museum is located beside the Kobe Harbourland area near the Kobe Port Tower and the Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park. The cost of entry was 600 yen, but I chose to include a visit to the Port Tower and got a discounted price...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a really interesting place to visit. Lots of ship models and other maritime memorabilia to browse. If you have a maritime bent (like I do) then you can spend ages wandering around here. Not a lot of English commentary but enough to understand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ross B
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit and definitely go through to kawasaki world whilst you are there the area arond the museum is very interesting as well with lots of information regarding the 1995 earthquake recovery

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The maritime museum was small and had several exhibits but of not much interest to me. I thought the Kawasaki world was fantastic, bought back lots of memories of my bike riding days I was not aware Kawaski made anything but motor cycles & jetski's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank grumpee-58
Reviewed February 10, 2018

The Kawasaki experience and the maritime museum might be different venues under the same roof, but it does not feel that way. The Kawasaki experience is overwhelming. While there is some interesting information about what Kawasaki has contributed to Kobe and the world, I did...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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