“Kobe Maritime Museum” located in Meriken Park, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, is a museum where you can learn about the history of the port of Kobe, the charm and structure of the ship. Besides Cruise passenger ships, and various other ship models, rope work and real objects such as, ashibune (a boat made of reeds), gondola etc are displayed. Furthermore, there are plenty of exhibits that children enjoy, such as the actual Shinkansen bullet train, motorcycle, jet ski, real large helicopter that can be touched.
Kobe Maritime Museum is a museum based on the concept “Kobe starts from the sea, port, and ships to the future”. This museum opened as “the Opening of the Kobe Port Commemoration Project” in 1987, 120 years after the opening of the Modern Kobe Port in 1868. It is a building characteristic of the large roof of the white space frame structure which imaged the sail of a sailing ship and wave. It is popular as a symbol of Kobe Port with the Port Tower.
There are exhibition rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors of the museum, exhibiting the structure of the ship, the display of navigation instruments, the introduction of the history of Kobe Port etc are displayed. In the facility called Maritime Theater, the theme of port history, sea, ship etc. are screened. You can experience Kobe as an international harbor city deeply.
Inside the hall, introduce the harbor and the state of the city changing with the times through a variety of exhibits such as the real thing of navigational instruments, the diorama model, graphics and so on. Furthermore, “Super Conductivity Electromagnetic Propulsion Ship” at the experimental stage is also displayed outdoors, so you can know deeper “past”, “present” and “future” of the sea, ship and harbor.
It is lit up in the evening, and it is very popular as a couple’s date spot. A contrasting color with the red port tower is very beautiful and you can enjoy romantic mood.
|Name:||Kobe Maritime Museum|
|Address:||2-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042|
|Access:||Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan-sen Line “Minatomotomachi -eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||600 yen (Adults)
250 yen (Children)
Up to two infants per guardian will be admitted free of charge.
Adults(High school students and above)
Children (Elementary and junior high school students)
Please refer the official web page.