Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour
Kitakyushu-city is the birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan and contributed
greatly to the development of the Japanese industry modernization.
The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed on
UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.
And also, Kitakyushu-city is leading World environment as the Environmental Future
City selected by Japanese Government and also designated as the first ‘ Model City
for Green Growth ‘ in Asia by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD) in 2011.
This tour introduce how Kitakyushu-city contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization
with unprecedented speed in the world and also the history to Environmental Future
City can be learned while visiting World Heritage sites and related Industry Heritages.
Location of Kitakyushu-city
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 4 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied
・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person
if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver
can be arranged.
8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hours
Visite World Heritage and related site in Kitakyushu
First Head Office the Steel Works UNESCO World Heritage
Lunch at Otani-kaikan Hall
Onga River Pump Station UNESCO World Heritage
Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty
18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city
Where to visit
Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,
” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida,
where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started.
Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution
Introducing Industry innovation
history of Japan
The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved
as it was. This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It
contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.
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
Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works
The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture.
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989.
The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the construction took 8 years and was
completed in 1927. The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was “Civil engineering is an
eternal monument”. The Dam in harmony with nature, is imaged European Castle and
the volume 7milion cubic metre reservoir.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline.
This supply is integral to the steel production process and was necessary to cope with the
1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.
Onga River Pump Station
Water piping to the Steel Works
Location of Kitakyushu-city
Kyushu Round tours
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