Learn and Observe
The coastal area of Wakamatsu Ward is dotted with buildings from the Taisho era (1912 to 1926), and it offers a glimpse into the history of the Meiji era, when the coal industry flourished. The Former Furukawa Kogyo Wakamatsu Building with its red-brick exterior is an example of renaissance architecture. The steel-reinforced concrete Tochiki Building and the symmetry of the western architecture of the Sekitan (Coal) Building are some of these historic buildings. Adjoining the Sekitan Building is the Mikadukiya pastry store which offers a rich variety of croissants made from natural yeast. You can purchase 14 different types of croissants as souvenirs, including maple, cheese and tea flavors.
|Address||Former Furukawa Mining Wakamatsu Building 1-11-18 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City
Sekitan Kaikan 1-13-15 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City
Tochiki Building 1-15-10 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City
|Access||Former Furukawa Wakamatsu Building A 5-minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station
Sekitan Kaikan A 10-minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station
Tochiki Building A 13-minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station
|TEL||Former Furukawa Mining Wakamatsu Building
|HP||Former Furukawa Wakamatsu Building
|Hours||Former Furukawa Wakamatsu Building 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sekitan Kaikan 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Closed||Former Furukawa Wakamatsu Building Tuesdays, New Year holidays
Sekitan Kaikan Mondays
|Admission||Free to visit and rest|