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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



       Cast house floor

                   Tap hole      

        Tapping activity


 Bustle main and Goose neck 


                   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

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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