Mojiko Retro Travel Guide (門司港レトロ）
The exotic district of Mojiko-Retro is visited by more than 2 million tourists a year.
Moji-ko Port flourished following its 1889 designation as a Special National Port
for exporting coal and other products.
Close to China, it served as a trading port making an important contribution to
modernization of Japan.
Time have changed but architectural remainder like the former Moji Customs Building
from 1912, the wooden Mojiko Station Building from 1914, and the former
Osaka Mitshi O.S.L Line building from 1917 in Moji-ko Port Retro area remain as
symbols and attractions.
Where to visit
The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch
Only the place in the world !
You can cross the strait on foot.
|It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception
centre and to provide accommodation for VIP’s.
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. more …
|This bridge, made in 2003, is the only pedestrian draw
bridge in Japan, and is one the most popular photo spot
in Mojiko Retro. The length of the bridge is 108 meters
and it is opened 6 times a day at 10h, 11h, 13h, 14h,
15h and 16h. more …
|It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing
the history of Kyushu Railways. The display of steam
locomotives and old trains used by Kyushu Railway is
fascinating and always evokes feelings of nostalgia among
visitors. more …
The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a
romance market which stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation
of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on. The area has a very romantic ambience
and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will never be forgotten.
|Here you can buy stunning souvenirs; The Kanko Ichiba or
deals with the local specialties of Kitakyushu City such as
marine and agricultural products, and the Kaikyo Ichiba or
sells these local specialties. more …
Off the beaten path
A dramatic introduction
to the history of the
straits more …
The Art Museum
exhibits the Idemitsu
collection. more …