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Architectures in Kitakyushu & Fukuoka


West Japan Industrial Club

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.



Otani-kaikan Hall

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. 




The largest three-story wooden building used for Ryotei in Kyushu

Sankiro was built in 1928 and was the largest three-story wooden building used

for Ryotei in Kyushu, and was a representative building for the time.



Mitsui Club

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.

At that time, the observatory was used for looking out over Moji Port, and the building was
utilized as a waiting room for continental voyages.


Kitakyushu International Conference Center

Built in 1990, designed by Arata Isozaki


Shinozaki Hachiman Shrine


Starbucks at Approach path

The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.

The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;

2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.

Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.




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