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Kawasaki Good Times World

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Address: 2-2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
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Great Place to Take Kids

Kobe is a great place to live, but it is not a big tourism city for foreigners. When we lived in a Kobe suburb, we loved taking our visiting grandchildren to the Kawasaki Good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Kobe is a great place to live, but it is not a big tourism city for foreigners. When we lived in a Kobe suburb, we loved taking our visiting grandchildren to the Kawasaki Good Times World. It's free admission. One can drive a train. One can climb in and out of train cars, aircraft, and onto stationary motorcycles. Cheap thrills

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

So much to see and do!! A real hands on experience for the whole family. I'm not into vehicles in particular myself, but even I had fun. The kids loved watching the documentary movies and trying all the different vehicle. They especially loved the jetski simulator and the train driving simulator. We were there on a Sunny Sunday and it... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Nice place to learn the developments of Kawasaki company. My favourites are the history of motorbike section and the model of the old Shinkansen. There are some simulators which you can enjoy driving a train and so on but may have to wait for an hour during the peak time. It is inside the maritime museum so both places can... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

First, there is a special discount price if you purchase admission tickets to the Fun World and the Kobe Tower. I recommend taking advantage of the discount. Start your visit at the Fun World then end it at the Kobe Tower. Try to time your visit so you get to see sunset in the tower. Wow! Do you want to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Great place if you like transportation and technology. Lots of interesting stuff from Kawasaki. The robot machine there is pretty cool!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Small but educational. The children may get bored after sitting on the bikes but it is worth the visit if you are in Kobe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Must see attraction for me (I like motorbikes) after seeing the Yamaha museum last year. Would have liked to have seen a lot more bikes on display but having said that the other bits and bobs were still interesting. As somebody else has stated not really one for the wife.

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Thank Russia0007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Not just some boring museum. This place the kids looooved! On top of learning, they got to fully immerse themselves into the many different facets of Japanese transportation. From flying a moving Flight simulator, to piloting one of the old model zero Shinkansen. They especially loved sitting on the many Kawasaki motorcycles and running in and out of a huge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Easily done in an hour or so. Nice to able to sit on a Kawasaki bike and Jet Ski. Also my tween enjoyed the Flight Simulator.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

It's a nice place inside the Maritime Museum. If you are in the neighborhood, do stop by for a visit, especially for the kids. I probably wouldn't make a special trip out to see it.

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