For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting the Meriken Park, a nice waterfront park in Kobe’s port area. The name of the park comes from the word “American,” which was commonly translated as “Meriken” during the Meiji era.
Built on an outcropping of reclaimed land, the park is covered in grassy lawn and open courtyards dotted with a collection of modern art installations and fountains. It is home to some of the city’s more iconic contemporary architecture such as the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum.
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