Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industrial 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.
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 : 2 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.
・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.
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
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.
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
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Tel : +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898
Address : AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
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