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Birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan. Located at the food of Mt. Sarakura and 

facing to Dokai Bay, which is used as a shipping port for the steel industry.  The area has 

various Industrial Heritages and Museums.



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.

  Blast Furnace proper 

   Cast house floor

   Torped Car


First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage

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.

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


Museum of Industrial Technology. 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. Various things related Industry technologies are exhibited.

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


Mount Sarakura

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south

to north and also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

The most dynamic night view in the World



Yahata port

Japan’s Modern Steel Works history started here. 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.


Kurogane Railway         

Dedicated Railway for Yawata Steel Works. The railway 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.

The rail way crossing the road

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata side

Miyatayama tunnel Yahata side


 Location of Kitakyushu-city




General information  

Address Higasida, Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


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