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Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was.

 
The birth place where Japan’s steel industry began 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. The big signboard at the top of the Blast Furnace displaying  
“1901” indicates the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced operation.
 

Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square, and you can see

the iron-making process from the raw material ore and coketo production of pig iron.

 


 

 

    Name Plate indicated

     blow-in year

 

         Blast Furnace proper 

 

      Hot Stove and Stack


 

 

Dust Chatcher & Cast house

        

        Torped Car

 

             Converter


 

 

       Cast house floor

 

                   Tap hole      

 

        Tapping activity


 

 

 Bustle main and Goose neck 

 

                    Tuyere

 

                   Shaft shell


 

 

Inside of Furnace after blow-off

 

       Valves of Hot Stove

 

    Bustle main brick waork

 


 
 Location of Kitakyushu-city
 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 2-3-12 Higashida, Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes walk from JR Space World Station

20 minutes by vehicle from JR Kokura Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

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