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Kobe Maritime Museum and Kawasaki Good Times World神戸海洋博物館・カワサキワールド


Museum / Science Museum

This museum in Kobe is characterized by its unique structure which is meant to resemble waves and the sail of a ship. Focusing on the history of Kobe Port the exhibits introduce the facilities and roles of the port. There are also a large number of ship models that show off everything from the charms of a cruise ship to the inner workings of the vessel in an easy to understand manner. The attached Kawasaki World Museum, run by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, tells you about the history of the company and allows you to see, touch, and experience everything from their first machines that crossed land, sea, and sky, to their latest technological advancements. With actual copies of the 0-Series Shinkansen Bullet Train, as well as motorcycles, helicopters, and industrial robots as well as hand-on simulations there's something for everyone from kids to adults to enjoy.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Hatobachou 2-2 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0783278983

10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Kobe Maritime Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/09 Worth a visit
Went there to visit. This is truly a place to enrich your knowledge of ports, ships and technology. When we passed by it at night, it looks very beautiful.
Reviewed:2019/08/10 Not very exciting
As we were staying in the Okura Hotel right behind this museum we made a visit one rainy morning. There were models of ships and the port and some historical photographs but the museum failed...
Reviewed:2019/06/24 Amazed
As a retired submariner, I enjoy visiting maritime museums and particularly those with some submarine history. When my wife and I arrived at the Oriental Hotel in Kobe after our high-speed train...

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Hatobachou 2-2 [ map ]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday (open for Public holiday, closed next weekday), 12/29-1/3
[Admission fee]Adults (High School Students or above) 600yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 250yen
[Kobe Port Tower common admission ticket] Adults (High School Students or above) 1,000yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Charge parking available nearby)
Credit Card
Not available
Available (non-smoking inside, smoking space outside)
Available (enforcement hall)
English Menu
Available (English/Chinese/Korean Pamphlets)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of June 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.