Meet the Founders Area
Introducing Kawasaki founder Shozo Kawasaki and the first president, Kojiro Matsukata.Also featured is a history of Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Ltd., Kawasaki's predecessor, an overview of Matsukata's art collection and places in Kobe that are closely related to Kawasaki.
This area takes you through more than a century of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group's history — tracing its growth from a shipbuilding company into a comprehensive heavy industry leader — through photographs and models.The exhibits include the first Japan-made industrial robot and the earliest models of Jet Ski personal watercraft.
Come and see some of Kawasaki’s most iconic street and racing bikes*1. Some are available to touch and sit on, and there is a simulator where you can experience the thrill of speeding around a circuit.*2
※1 Bikes are subject to change without prior notice. ※2 It is currently out of order, so you cannot experience it.
Visitors can explore the passenger area and cab space of the Series 0 Shinkansen. Visitors can also operate the HO scale railroad diorama.
Kawasaki Good Times World TECHNO-LAB
Unique characters explain the technologies behind Kawasaki’s products using illustrations and movies.