With its characteristic white space frame roof giving the impression of sailboat racing across the vast ocean, the Kobe Maritime Museum offers a look at the international port city of Kobe. Under the concept of, “Born from the sea and port, sailing into the future with Kobe,” the Maritime Museum opened in 1987 to celebrate the Port of Kobe’s 120th anniversary, marking 120 years since the modern Port of Kobe was opened in 1868. Offering a glimpse at ship construction and a look at port facilities and the appeal of cruise ships, the museum is a place where visitors can experience the history and future of the seas, ships, and ports. Through resources including actual navigation instruments, riggings, and ship records, diorama models, videos, and graphics, visitors are introduced to the past, present, and future of the seas, ships, and ports around Kobe in an easy-to-understand way. Also, a part of the Meriken wharf, damaged in the Great Hanshin earthquake, is preserved as the Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park. This memorial park acts to convey the messages learned from the earthquake to future generations. Opened in 2006, Kawasaki Good Times World can also be found right nearby. This corporate museum is operated by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, which has helped the city advance since the Port of Kobe first opened.
The museum houses various advanced-technology watercraft exhibits that show not only the history of the international bay city of Kobe but also the construction and duties of ships, and ports. Kawasaki Good Times World can also be found nearby. This corporate museum is operated by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, which has helped the city advance since the Port of Kobe first opened.
|Museum Hours||10:00 to 17:00 (admittance until 16:30 p.m.)|
Admission tickets can be purchased at the Kobe Maritime Museum entrance. Discount multi-use tickets that can be used for admission to Kobe Port Tower are also available.
|Kobe Maritime Museum||600yen||250yen|
|Groups of 15 or more||Groups of 50 or more|
|Kobe Maritime Museum
Kobe Maritime Museum offers a variety of amenities for an enjoyable experience for visitors requiring wheelchairs,
senior citizens, parents with strollers, and other visitors with needs.
Slopes have been included around exhibits, and handrails can be found on stairs and in the restrooms.
To access the exhibits on the second floor, please use the elevator.
Wheelchairs are available from the Information Counter on the first floor. *Up to two wheelchairs
can be borrowed free of charge. Wheelchairs are for use within the museum only.
Baby Changing and Nursing Room (1F lobby)
2-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042