Kobe Maritime Museum and Kawasaki Good Times World

Museum / Science Museum
"The Kobe Maritime Museum, which features a large roof with a white space frame structure evoking the image of sails of a sailing ship running across the ocean and sea waves, opened in 1987 as the ""commemorative project of the 120th anniversary of the opening of the modern Port of Kobe"" under the concept of ""Kobe, starting from the sea and the port, sails for the future"". Visitors can experience the structure of ships, the fascination of cruise ships, port facilities, and the history and future of the sea, ships, and ports. The ""past"", ""present"", and ""future"" of the sea, ships, and ports are introduced in an easy-to-understand manner through the real objects, diorama models, videos, and graphics, etc., showing how ports and cities have changed with the times. Attached to the museum is the ""Kawasaki Good Times World"" that opened in 2006. It is a corporate museum of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, which has been working together with the Port of Kobe since the opening of the port."

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Hatobachou 2-2 map map Map
10:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
Monday (next weekday for public holidays), New Year's holiday
[Admission fee]
[Elementary/Middle/High school students]400yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Fee parking available nearby)
Credit Card
Not available
Available (near the entrance hall)
English Menu
Available (English, Chinese, Korean)
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.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Available (lactation room available)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Worth a visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.09
    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.
  • Not very exciting
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.10
    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...
  • Amazed
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.24
    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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