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Japan’s Industrial modernization tour in Kitakyushu


This tour Introduces how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country in the short

periodJapanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind. After Mathew C Perry

came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started. Since Japan’s modern Steel

Industry operation commenced In 1901 in Kitakyushu, Japan became the world’s leading

industrialized country in only 100 years.



 Under construction         Operation start in 1901        Now  2021 



Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maximum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・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.




8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

UNESCO World Heritage The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works 


Kawachi Reservoir

Nippon Steel / Yawata Works company visit

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu


Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Mojiko Retro

Mount Sarakura



Where to visit


Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

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.


The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works  / UNESOC World Heritage

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 tile roof.

The building has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage

in 2016, which has seen the history of Japan’s Industry modernization

up to now.


Kawachi Reservoir

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. 


Nippon Steel / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in

1901.  Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabilities. 

Process of steel making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot

rolling mill plants.




Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922,

and he acclaimed that everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of

Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 million tourists a year. Mojiko Port

flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National Port for 

exporting coal and other products. 


Mount Sarakura

The height of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. In 10 minutes, you

can reach the summit from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and

the Slope car.  At the top you are presented with a magnificent and

spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​


Map of Kitakyushu




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