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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank grumpee-58
Reviewed 11 February 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

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The museum per se is only worth two stars in my opinion, and not really worth the visit. However the Kawasaki Good Times World which is housed in the same building and included in the ticket is a mind blower and makes it all worth...More

1  Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not a huge amount here, but some interesting displays and models of ships. Hadn't realised they baked bread in the Port!

Thank PotterMoose
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had a day in Kobe and needed some interesting, yet budget friendly things to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our wandering through the Maritime Museum and the adjoining Kawasaki World. The exhibits are cool and there is plenty of information in English for visitors. The...More

1  Thank Buhrdy
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The museum offers a lot of ship models (like most maritime museums) but also some hands on stuff that the kids liked. The Kawazaki world of fun was very kid friendly!

Thank Mats R
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited this as it was next to Kobe Port Tower. Saw models, big & small of various ships/ vessels through various time periods. Japan has always been a maritime nation since it is a nation of islands. There was also exhibition by Japanese conglomerate, Kawasaki...More

Thank kcslchin
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Decent collection of Maritime related exhibits, is somewhat overshadowed by an area dedicated to Kawasaki. This area has several fun interactive exhibits, including a flight simulator, train driving simulator etc. Overall, good fun on a rainy day.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 19 June 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......More

Thank Xavier D
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