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Friday, December 19, 2008

Meriken Park Kobe

Image of the week - メリケン パーク

Meriken Park, with Kobe Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum.

Meriken Park, supposedly so-called, as it was the local pronunciation of "American" in the Meiji Period, when Kobe was opened as a treaty port to western trade, is Kobe city's most distinctive stretch of waterfront. Meriken Park also has a memorial to victims of the 1991 Great Hanshin Earthquake and is the location of the Hotel Okura Kobe and the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel.

Meriken Park is a short walk from Motomachi Station.

Meriken Park Kobe

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Image © Jake Davies & Japan Visitor

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2 comments:

Thomas said...

Is that HDR?

Ojisanjake said...

single image pseudo hdr :)