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Industrial Heritage tour in Kitakyushu

 

In 1901, Japanese modern steel industry started in Kitakyushu. Since then Kitakyushu became the industry city and 

Japan’s Industrial modernization has been achieved here with
unprecedented surprising speed.
The tour offers how Japan became the world’s leading Industrial country.


Tour condition
・Start and end of the tour is to be Kitakyushu
・Guided by Industrial Heritage guide 
・Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus

 
Itinerary    
Depart a hotel in Kitakyushu
Yahata port
Yawata was a rural village with a small population of agriculture 
and fishing industry. And this place was decided in Parliament 
as the Japan’s Modern Steel Works construction site in 1897.
At that time, there were no construction machineries, the Steel 
Works was constructed with human power in just 4 years.

 
In April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,” the Kitakyushu
Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 
the first site of steel manufacturing in Japan’s modern age.

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Japan’s steel industry began here in 1901.
It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel 
industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just 
as it was.  

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Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion
of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building with
bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese tile roof. 
This office is a Witness who has been watching the history of industrial
modernization in Japan while also experiencing war.   more

 
Lunch at Otani Kaikan Hall
The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture which 
was completed in 1927, and opened as an employee club 
of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works. The Hall building 
received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 
1989. 

 
The first-class civil construction heritage that triggered the 
registration of World Cultural Heritage of Meiji Japan’s 
Industrial Revolution. The Kawachi Reservoir was constructed 
for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works. 
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Dedicated railway for Yawata Steel Works
Connected between Yawata and Tobata. Construction work took 
three years, and completed in 1930. The most difficult and 
hard work was making Miyatayama tunnel with a total length of 
1180 m due to suffering from floods. The gates of the 
Miyatayama tunnel are decorated with stately designs.

 
Disband at the Hotel in Kitakyushu 


 
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