Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace
Blast Furnace is a Steel plant for making the pig iron from iron ore and coke.
Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace is 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. The big signboard at the top of the Blast Furnace displaying “1901” indicates
the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced operation.
Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square, and you can see
the iron-making process from the raw material （ore and coke）to production of pig iron.
Name Plate indicated
Blast Furnace proper
Hot Stove and Stack
Dust Catcher & Cast house
Cast house floor
Bustle main & Goose neck
Inside of Furnace
Valves of Hot Stove
Bustle main brick work
|2-3-12 Higashida, Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
10 minutes walk from JR Space World Station
20 minutes by vehicle from JR Kokura Station
|9:00 to 17:00
|No fee is required
|No closing days