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Harbor land and Meriken Park all merge into one. There is information on the last earth quake here and what remains of pathways and lamps affected by the quake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe we missed most of it but there wasn't much to see. It was still nice to have a wander round though as it was so quiet.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Harbor land and Meriken Park all merge into one. There is information on the last earth quake here and what remains of pathways and lamps affected by the quake.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We have visited this tourist spot together with others nearby. There were a number of statues around and the place was good for strolling around and take pictures in good weather.

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a huge green park, nice to have in a crowded Japanese city, but while it's a nice place to stretch your legs and relax, it's certainly not worth a visit if you have to travel to get there. Note that it's non-smoking. My husband was informed of this by a Japanese man, but only after he had finished... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The history of the park is linked to the Ijinkan homes in Kitano. Many foreign diplomats lived in Kobe, and the area was popular with them, particularly American expats, and so the park became known as Meriken, a sort of contraction of "American." Now it is popular with young people on bikes and skateboards.

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SF, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Located close to the Port Tower this park has an interesting story behind the name. It seems that the American Embassy was once located nearby and the Japanese pronunciation for American was Meriken and the name stuck. There are a few interesting sculptures in the park and it offers a good place for kids to run around.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

you can feel the wind breeze and feel also so many people passing by...can feel the nature and the city together in one place.

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

This small park right on the water has some art that is nice and it is an open space probably good for events. The view of the water is enjoyable. Its worth a stroll as you go to the Maritime Museum, or the Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park or the Kobe Port Tower

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We took the City Loop’s bus to Kobe Port Tower and we had more than what we planned to see. This park is located in the harbour front and is surrounded with numerous attractions. Beside the famous Kobe Tower, there were a few beautiful structures like the Oriental Hotel, the Ferris wheel, the magnificent view of the harbour and shopping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We went to Meriken Park from the bus terminal but it wasnt as lively, perhaps because it was at 4PM. There were not much activities, except a museum was located there. Seaview was nice, couldnt get wrong. Take a shuttle from the bus terminal or vice versa to safe the energy walking back and forth. No harm afterall, all was... More 

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