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Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace


This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace in Japan


In the late Edo period when the necessity of maritime defense increased, the Saga clan

built the Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace for making cast iron-made Western cannons

and completed in 1850.

And then, the cast iron cannon was manufactured or the first time in Japan in 1851.



General information

Address Nagase-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita


90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


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