Fodor's Expert Review Kobe Maritime Museum

Downtown Kobe Museum/Gallery

The Kobe Maritime Museum is the stunning building with a billowing roofline of metal sails. It showcases detailed ship models, opening with a 27-foot model of the HMS Rodney, the British flagship that led a 12-ship flotilla into Kobe Harbor on January 1, 1868. A model of the Oshoro Maru, one of Japan's earliest sailing ships, is adorned with pearls, rubies, gold, and silver. There are also displays of modern tankers. Kawasaki Good Times World is also inside the museum. High-tech displays and interactive models showcase the Kawasaki company's history. You can ride a helicopter flight simulator and see a robot work at a Rubik's Cube. Admission is included in the fee for the museum.


Quick Facts

2-2 Hatoba-cho
Kobe, Hyogo-ken  650-0042, Japan


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: ¥600, Tues.–Sun. 10–5, Closed Mon

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