Meriken Park

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Harbor overview of Kobe's Merkien Park and the Kobe Port Tower.

Meriken Park is a waterfront park located in the port city of Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The park features the Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime Museum, and a memorial to victims of the Great Hanshin earthquake. The name of the park comes from the word "American," which was commonly translated as "Meriken" during the Meiji era.[citation needed] Meriken Park is also the location of the Hotel Okura Kobe and Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel.

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Coordinates: 34°40′54″N 135°11′18″E / 34.68167°N 135.18833°E / 34.68167; 135.18833