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Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park

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2-2 Hatobacho Chuoku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Hilmar Horst D
Reviewed 6 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

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.

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.

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

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

Thank poh3
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Impressive little site with mementos of the earthquake and an interesting video (also available in English). You can see the immense damage of this earthquake, absolute unbelievable

Thank Xeanette D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Interesting part of the waterfront, where some of the earthquake damage has been left dramatically in place, and some helpful displays have been mounted. Worth a stroll around if you're nearby. A timely reminder of the nightmarish earthquake only a couple of decades ago.

Thank kissane
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It was interesting and even the wife read through the information and listened to the audio along with the pictures of the damage done during the quake. It shows the power involved, and how it devastated the harbour area. Not a real must, but if...More

Thank Paul C
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Gene G
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.
28 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