Learn and Observe
Wakamatsu Minamikaigan-dori Street is a road overlooking Wakato Bridge. This road is a “retro walking route,” where you will find a number of buildings dating to the Taisho period (early 20th century).
The Former Furukawa Mining Wakamatsu Building, a symbol of the area, is a Renaissance-style building that was built in 1919.
At one point, the building was earmarked for demolition, but following careful restoration work it gained a new lease of life as a center for social interaction, culture and tourism.
This red brick building’s flamboyant exterior looks even more beautiful when lit up at night.
Other nearby buildings that evoke memories of Wakamatsu at that time include the Ueno Building (Former Mitsubishi Limited Partnership Wakamatsu Branch), which now contains cafés and stores, Sekitan Kaikan, Tochigi Building, and the Former Gonzo Hut.
|Address||(Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.) 1-11-18 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Access||Approx. 5-minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station
Approx. 2 minute walk from Wakato Passenger Ferry Wakamatsu Pier
|TEL||093-752-3387 (Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.)|
|HP||http://fkw.jpn.org/index.htm (Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bld.)|
|Hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Closed||Tuesdays, the New Year holidays|