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“Quite innovative & interesting exhibition”

Kawasaki Good Times World
Ranked #9 of 385 things to do in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Quite innovative & interesting exhibition”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Located in Kobe Tower, it's usually part of a package (incl. viewing platform and Maritime Museum) Kawasaki World is quite an experience in its own right.
Interesting exhibitions with motorcycles, robots, speedboats and trains on display are prime examples of company's development in different decades.
Eco friendly, innovative solutions implemented and actively used on real scale models give you a good idea about Kawasaki and its place among greatest manufacturers in Japan's motor industry.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

You will learn that Kawasaki is much more than motorcycles. They are huge in shipbuilding, robotics, air travel and train manufacturing. Nice displays.

Visited September 2013
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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Loved it though shorter than I expected”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, buy the combo ticket (¥800 for maritime museum, Kawasaki world and Kobe Tower). Saves you a bit if you plan going up the tower.
Personally I skipped the maritime bit as I'm not into boats etc so went straight into Good Times World! Really enjoyed reading about all the stuff that they made over the company's history and there is loads of exhibits to look at; the robot giving demonstrations (in japanese only) I found fantastic. Sadly you can go around the whole exhibit in about 15-20mins but even though it was brief, I would recommend a visit

Visited September 2013
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots of fun for kids”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great place to visit in Kobe if you have a couple of hours. There are several interactive attractions and the kids have a lot of fun.
A lot of great models of ships and all the things made by Kawasaki.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great place for lots of fun”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Loved the visit to Kawasaki World. So much fun after the drab and boring maritime museum next door. Have a go at everything. Lots of simulators to play with, jump on several motorbikes for some photos. Also helicoptor, shinkansen, flight simulator, train simulator, ski doos and informative displays about all the engineering/mechanical products they have made over the years. Really fascinating. Buy the three in one ticket that combines entry to the Maritime Museum, Kawawsaki World and the Kobe Tower. Was about $6US each.

Visited July 2013
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