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The first and 3rd Sunday of every month there's a flea market

The Park has been made by American marines many years ago. It was named American Park and then changed to Meriken Park. There's a museum of Mariners that you can go and see. Kids... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Kobe, Japan
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62 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a nice place to relax, it's a massive area on the waterfront near Kobe Tower, it's quite open and mostly paved / concrete, but has some nice small green areas, and it's a good walk around the waterfront. There is a nice water feature in the middle, and it's also connected to the earthquake memorial park. There... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Park has been made by American marines many years ago. It was named American Park and then changed to Meriken Park. There's a museum of Mariners that you can go and see. Kids can play in the park which is very wide and beautiful. On the flea market days you can enjoy shopping and having fun in the park.... More 

Thank Persian2017
Chicago, IL
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208 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed at a hotel nearby and wandered down to Meriken Park. The view of the water is beautiful. In the park are some nice pieces of art.

Thank oaktoncc
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be in Kobe that night when there was a fireworks show that Japanese cities organize for all its citizens to watch during warm summer evenings. At about 7 in the evening people come in droves to the seaside park and find a spot to sit and wait for the show to start. There were stalls... More 

Thank Willy N
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited in September - way too hot to be walking around. Nothing to see, no actual park - it's currently being dug up.

Thank Darcie S
Osaka, Japan
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I read about the Bon-Odori (盆踊り) dance festival on a website and decided to go. I was greatly surprised to see how popular and active it was. Every year I go to a Bon-Odori in different city around Japan. This one was, hands down, my favorite one so far. It had a much more of an international feel while keeping... More 

Thank Rico H
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This place is probably for couples or friends which want to chill out or talk over coffee looking at the ocean. I guess best time is just around the sunset

Thank Yumfuchee
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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.

Thank TheRelfster
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 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.

Thank marshatraveller
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 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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