Architectures in Kitakyushu
Historic Building representing modern Japanese architecture.
The building was constructed in 1911 as the former Matsumoto residence, and
was designed by renown architectural designer Tatsuno Kingo, whose representative
works was JR Tokyo Station. The building is designated as a national cultural asset.
This building is now open to the public, and it is used as a restaurant, party and wedding reception.
Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works
The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture.
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989.
Built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for VIP’s.
Designed by Shohei Matsuda
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists,
stayed here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.
Former Mitsui O.S.K Line Building
This is a wooden 2-storey building consisting of an octagonal observatory and vivid
orange-colored walls. It was built in 1917 as the Osaka Shosen Moji Branch Office.
Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Built in 1990, designed by Arata Isozaki
Shinozaki Hachiman Shrine
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