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Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park

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I am surprise to see how well they managed to preserve the earthquake debris at this earthquake... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Singapore, Singapore
A testament to the city’s resilience

A solemn memorial to the earthquake tragedy in January 1995 which claimed more than 6,000 lives... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
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2-2 Hatobacho Chuoku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
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The memorial park is actually easy to overlook as it is so small and almost under the flyovers above. However, this memorial has tremendous meaning for the residents of Kobe and I believe it is worth visiting, especially as one can also visit the Maritime...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

When you enter the Meriken Park in Kobe harbour ,one of the first things you will note is an open air Kobe earthquake memorial park. The park has various information on the earthquake. To me the highlight was an audio-video presentation of the earthquake and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I am surprise to see how well they managed to preserve the earthquake debris at this earthquake memorial park. This will always remind us how devastating mother nature could be.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A solemn memorial to the earthquake tragedy in January 1995 which claimed more than 6,000 lives. This memorial is truly a memorial to the resilience of the citizens in an earthquake-prone country. Perfect location by the harborfront with superb view all round.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 10 September 2018

It's easy to become complacent in everyday life, but when you see first hand the awesome power of what an earthquake can do to concrete and steel, it stops you in your tracks. As monuments go, it is a very simple one, as they have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hilmar Horst D
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We walked through this area last year and somehow missed this section that was preserved as a reminder of how damaging earthquakes can be. This time, we purposely looked for the Memorial Park. It is a small area and can easily be overlooked if rushing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is the best park that will bring comfort to your mind on this trip. The memory of the Kobe earthquake makes one part of the heart sad. However, this memorial park seems to be healing its wounds and making a fresh start.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Yeonho S
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We came across this by chance when we were walking around the park. There was a good video giving information and history of the earthquake.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ishiarusha
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We took a long walk from Sannomiya Station to the memorial park. Only a small area is dedicated to the aftermath remains of the earthquake. It is very windy at this port area. This is a nice place to take a stroll and feast our...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Adeline_Lim88
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I almost missed out on this spot but my family friend brought me here. He reminded me that the Kobe Earthquake was a very important turn of history for the city, and showed me the site. The pillars have images of the damaged areas and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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20 September 2017|
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Response from kissane | Reviewed this property |
Motomachi JR station is probably best coming from Osaka. It's the station after Sannomiya. The walk to the park is about 400m, think. Maybe 500 m. Hope that helps.
27 March 2015|
Response from Michal R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, please check at Google Maps "Meriken Park" - it's there. I am afraid that there is no direct connection via portliner. I suggest to get off at Boeki Center and then it's about 20 min walk, however maybe there's a better... More