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Kobe Maritime Museum

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Address: 2-2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 78-327-8983
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Maritime lovers good hunt..

This place is hard to miss with its interesting architecture shaped like a “fishing net”. Located in the Meriken Park, Kobe Maritime Museum is dedicated to the Japanese Navy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hard to miss with its interesting architecture shaped like a “fishing net”. Located in the Meriken Park, Kobe Maritime Museum is dedicated to the Japanese Navy & Maritime. We alight from the Loop Bus, just a short walk ahead. Rather quiet on a Friday afternoon, probably because of a heavy rain. This museum focuses on the history... More 

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I spent more time than I expected in this museum as they display a lot of models that make your mind board every ships on display. These models are very well executed, from many various scales and ships type. Old vessels, super tankers, cruise ships... Go and visit it, you'll enjoy.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We have purchased the compound ticket which included admission to Kobe Tower, Maritime Museum and the Kawasaki Exhibition. Taking photos were not allowed inside the museum which mainly displayed models and descriptions in Japanese on the historical development on ship-building industry in Japan. Unless you were interested in Kawasaki technology, the museums were more suitable for children.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The Maritime Museum is housed in the same building as the Kawasaki Good Times World and one price gets you in to both. The Maritime Museum does not let you take pictures. There looked like there was a lot of historical information on the model ships but was all in Japanese, disappointing.Some of the interactive exhibits did have English.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I got a combo ticket with Port Tower admission. Definitely not worth it by itself. Basically you are looking at model ships. The Kawasaki museum which is included is more interesting. Didn't know they were in the aerospace industry too. If you're a bike enthusiast there all the Kawasaki models on display. Might be OK for kids but you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a building full of model ships, from small to extra large, mainly showing the ships that had been built by the local shipyards over time. There was some dialogue on the early history of Kobe as a port, and some historical artefacts and displays on the latest port features, not much in English unfortunately.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Interesting and educational. Surprisingly it is very quiet and not many people came by to visit this museum. Probably because we went on a weekday.

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This museum might be ok with small children, but for adults it wasn't very good. The interactive parts were for children. We were especially disappointed with the Kawasaki good time world section. Most of the museum seemed rather outdated as well. I would say don't bother.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although this museum is mainly focused on Japanese sailing and seamanship, it is also very informative about European-American shipping too. You can see delicate models of numerous ships that stopped by Kobe Harbor in approximately 400 years.

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Vegarshei Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

the museum showed the history of the maritime life in Kobe trough ages. Very touching to see the proud, in which they present their close relationship to the rest of the world by overseas trade.

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