The two museums highlight diverse exhibits, varying from the history of the Kobe port, a bountiful ship model collection, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group with over a century of its history in Kobe and its products. The exihibits are enjoyable to all generations. "0-series" Shinkasen model, motor cycling, jet ski, and a life-size helicopter are examples that you can touch and experience what it is like to ride on. Experience and learn from the ‘brilliance of technology’ and the ‘spirit of craftsmanship’ at this fun museum.
|Location||2-2, Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan|
|Telephone||【Kobe Maritime Museum】+81-78-327-8983 ／ 【Kawasaki Good Times World】+81-78-327-5401|
|Access||10-minute walk south on Tower Road from Municipal Subway Kaigan Line Minato Motomachi Station.|
|Business hours||10:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30)|
|Closed||Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a national holiday)|
By sharing experiences and lessons learnt from the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, the center has been dedicated to research on disaster reduction. The center is open to everyone and provides "1.17 earthquake experience theater" on th 4th floor where you can experience simulated tremors at the level of those that caused the earthquake. The east wing on the 3rd floor displays visual materials and explains flooding-storm-related crisis and efforts by the locals and international organinzations to tackle the natural disasters.
|Location||1-5-2, Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan|
|Access||12-minute walk from JR Nada Station. 10-minute walk from Hanshin Iwaya Station.|
|Business hours||Sundays, Tuesdays - Thursdays: 9:30 - 17:30 (last entry 1 hour prior to closing)
Fridays, Saturdays: 9:30 - 19:00 (last entry 1 hour prior to closing)
July - September: 9:30 - 18:00 (last entry 1 hour prior to closing)
|Closed||Mondays (Closed the following day if Monday is a national holiday)|