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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.



General information

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

10 minutes walk from JR Edamitsu station

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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