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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

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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