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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 coketo production of pig iron.


    Name Plate indicated

     blow-in year

     Blast Furnace proper 

      Hot Stove and Stack


Dust Catcher & Cast house

        Torpedo Car



       Cast house floor

               Tap hole      

        Tapping activity


 Bustle main & Goose neck 


                   Shaft shell


Inside of Furnace 

       Valves of Hot Stove

    Bustle main brick work

General information  
Address 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

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days




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