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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

 

Kanmonkyo bridge 

The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch
of water separating two of Japan’s four main islands.
On the Honshu side of the bridge is Shimonoseki and on the
Kyushu side is Kitakyushu-city.
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Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !  

You can cross the strait on foot.
The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very 
beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 
large ships a day passing through it. 
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Mitsui Club

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

 

Blue Wing Moji

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. 
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Kyushu Railway Museum

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

 

Shopping

 

Kaikyo Plaza

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. 

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Minato house

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. 
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Off the beaten path

Mojiko Station
JR Kyushu started
here in 1891.
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Kaikyo Dramaship 
A dramatic introduction 
to the history of the 
straits  more
Idemitsu Museum
The Art Museum 
exhibits the Idemitsu 
collection. more

 

 - Blog, Destinations in Kyushu