Floor Guide

神戸海洋博物館

1F

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.

History Area

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.

Kawasaki World Theater

Don’t miss our spectacular footage of the huge range of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ land, sea, and air products on a 14-meter-wide curved screen.

Motorcycle Gallery

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.

Land Zone

Visitors can explore the passenger area and cab space of the Series 0 Shinkansen. Visitors can also operate the HO scale railroad diorama.

Sea Zone

A triple-screen audiovisual system in the Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Theater shows a ship-launching ceremony, a shinkansen being built, an aircraft being built, etc.

Air Zone

Board a Kawasaki-Vertol KV-107II helicopter to see the cockpit and cabin area.

High-Performance Robots

Kawasaki's industrial robots used in factories take various actions to introduce the company’s robotic technology and features to the visitors.

Kawasaki Good Times World TECHNO-LAB

Unique characters explain the technologies behind Kawasaki’s products using illustrations and movies.