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Kawasaki Good Times World

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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

From the train station take the green bus to Meriken park, get off and walk to the right to find this fascinating museum attached to the Maritime museum. Kawasaki was in shipping first, until his ship sunk and he started learning about American built ships....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 667maryanns
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is the place for Kawasaki motor bike and Japanese technology lovers. You are able to see the history of Kawasaki bike, technology & design which Kawasaki provided for the Shinkansen bullet train and airplane. Good for the education for children and also fun for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went to Kawasaki World as part of our ticket to the Maritime Museum, and were super impressed. It was like a small amusement Park full of interactive activities, like robots, films, using a flight simulator, jet ski and racing bike. We were impressed at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Liz Y
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Because a western vessel did not work as it was destroyed by natural calamity, Kawasaki-san decided to make his own, and that took Japan’s engineering and electronics to another new level! We enjoyed this museum. Very interactive and is suitable for guests of all ages...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank sKinnyPig
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I didn't realise Kawasaki had such an impact on the development of robots and machinery. Good history wall showing the changes over the decades. First robot in Japan, leader of motor cycles, space, trains, jetskiis. Interactive model train, robot show, motorcycle race track ride (Good...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank r0sslynf
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Everything is in Japanese but simulators are language agnostic. There is a train driving, jet ski and racing bike simulator to try. The children also get to operate a futuristic subway train, have a sit in a helicopter cockpit and also operate the controls of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Adventurer803286
Reviewed December 5, 2017

I was surprised at the range of engineering that Kawasaki is involved in.. not just motor bikes but also jet skis, helicopters, tunnel boring equipment, jet engines, to name a few. Lots of hands-on experiences and a great place to take children.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Mike J
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

My son loves this place! There are working robots/machines/trains and other stuff that I think boys would love to see. I think we spent an hour here with our son running around with the big smile on his face. If you live nearby, you might...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Because Kobe bay cruise has a scheduled frequency of about 1 hour , depending on which cruise ship you choose, it would be worthwhile to walk around the area while waiting for your turn. I manage to visit this as part of the Kobe Maritime...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 汤圆 小
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Had neither read nor heard about this exhibit. However it is in the same structure as the maritime museum, and included in the ticket. While it is clearly a subjective commercial presentation of Kawasaki's achievements and products, I still found it very interesting and well...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hanan B
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I'm staying in Osaka and will be visiting Kobe for the day. I'm traveling with my wife and two young children (4 and 1.5). Just wondering if the following would be reasonable to do in a day: --Kobe Maritime Museum --Kobe Port Tower --Kawasaki Good Times World --Kobe Zoo --Kobe Animal Kingdom --UCC Coffee Museum In addition, I'd like to eat lunch and maybe an early dinner with at least one meal involving Kobe's famous wagyu! If this is not feasible, what would you remove? ...More
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I agree with Mt. Rokko. Nice cable car ride and views of Kobe in good weather. wasn't so lucky as it was foggy and hazy when I went last week. Also, you can walk along the harbor front from Kobe Tower to Harborland. It was actually much smaller than I initially thought. The Mosaic is a pleasant shopping complex in Haborland with shops and restaurants a lot of which have views of the harbor. There's also a ferris wheel and small amusement park for young children at Mosaic. If you can, do drop...More